Palace looking at Bernard
Crystal Palace are hoping to add another young Brazilian to their squad after tracking the talented attacking midfielder Bernard from Atlético Mineiro.
Poyet has not kept it a secret of his intrest, talking the player up in several interviews. In one interview with the BBC, Poyet stated "He's a quality player, and he would help bring Crystal Palace to the next level. We're really interested in bringing him to Selhurst, and I believe that he would be eager to join us. He's very talented, he could really be a superstar when he's older, but in order to accomplish this, he must look for a move away. While I respect Atlético, they are not the best of teams and it would really be in Bernard benefit to seek a move away. A club such as Palace's would be a good move for him."
So who is he? Bernard, full name Bernard Anício Caldeira Duarte, is an attacking midfielder that plays for Atlético Mineiro in the Brazillian league. So far, he has made 27 appearances, scoring 7 and assisting 6. He is currently has 4 years left on his contract, which sees him earn around £7.75k a week. It is believed that Bernard would be very intrested in a move to Selhurst, but whether he is willing to take such a step at such a young age remains to be seen.
In other news, Victor Wanyama has agreed to move to Everton FC for a fee of £5m. The defensive midfielder is believed to have signed a contract for around £25,000 a week, £5000 more than he would have recieved at Selhurst. Several suitors were interested in purchasing Victor, with only Everton and Crystal Palace making a suitable offer. In the end, Wanyama decided to choose Goodison over Selhurst, stating that while he would love to sign for Palace and that the club have great ambitions for the future, Everton are able to give him what he needs now.