Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been one of the main names dominating the gossip columns in the transfer window so far.
With the young full back's rumoured £50m move to Manchester United now looking very likely to go ahead, Crystal Palace will have to brace themselves for the imminent exit of their young starlet.
Wan-Bissaka's qualities are well known. A young English right back who loves to defend. Like, a lot. If you've been fortunate enough to watch him play, you'll know that you're in for a lot of interceptions, darting runs down the flank and, of course, slide tackles.
There is literally nothing more satisfying than watching a perfectly timed, crunching Wan-Bissaka slide tackle. Trust me. Watching him stand up to Sadio Mane at Selhurst Park back in August, swiping the ball cleanly from the winger's feet every time. Magic. That's about £40m of his transfer value right there.
The question for Palace fans will now be, though - what does the club do next?
Over the past few seasons, there has clearly been a lack of transfer budget available to Crystal Palace, which most people have put down to the club's £100m stadium expansion plans.
On top of this, the majority shareholders at Selhurst Park (American billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer) want out. These two factors won't exactly fill the fans with much confidence when it comes to having money to spend in the market.
Add to this the simply sensational list of panic buys the club have made in recent years - Erdal Rakip and Jaroslaw Jach spring to mind, yeah still don't know who they are either - you start to wonder if the board can get this right. The pressure's on. They simply have to get this right.
Obviously, the fans would wish Wan-Bissaka well. He's probably the best right back the Eagles have had since the great Kenny Sansom. A Palace academy graduate on the verge of a move to Manchester United (again). That's a special achievement for the club.
It's not often that Crystal Palace have this much pressure put on them regarding the potential sale of a player and, subsequently, who they bring in with the money. But whatever happens next, it could be a crucial few weeks ahead for both United and Palace, as pre-season looms nearer.
Source : 90min