According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are eyeing a move for Tyrick Mitchell, who has shone for Crystal Palace this season.
The Gunners are in the market for a new left-back to compete with Kieran Tierney, and have identified the 21-year-old as a potential signing.
Now, if this is true, then the Eagles could be set to lose another academy graduate in heartbreaking fashion.
It was devastating to see Aaron Wan-Bissaka depart for Manchester United in a deal worth £50 million, after just one full season in the first-team.
Mitchell hasn’t even had his own full campaign under Roy Hodgson, and he’s already being linked with one of England’s biggest clubs.
Of course, that is testament to how well the left-back has been playing.
However, it would summon a repeat of the Wan-Bissaka heartache to see him depart for the Emirates so soon after breaking into the first-team.
For our sake, as well as Mitchell’s, we feel he should stick around in south London.
He still has plenty of potential left to fulfil, and he won’t do that if he’s stuck behind a top-class left-back in Tierney.
Steve Parish, Dougie Freedman and Hodgson must do all they can to keep the precocious defender at Selhurst Park.