crystal palace emerges as late favorites to secure arsenal defender rob holding before transfer deadline

Crystal Palace have emerged as the frontrunners in the race to sign Arsenal defender Rob Holding on transfer deadline day. The Eagles are hoping to secure a late deal for the talented center-back, who has fallen down the pecking order at the Gunners.

Holding joined Arsenal from Bolton Wanderers in 2016 and initially showed great promise. However, he has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter in recent seasons, with competition for places in the Arsenal defense increasing.

Crystal Palace, managed by Roy Hodgson, are keen to bolster their defensive options and see Holding as a valuable addition to their squad. The London club are confident that they can secure a deal before the transfer window closes tonight.

Holding’s potential move to Crystal Palace comes after Arsenal signed center-back Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille earlier this summer. With the arrival of Gabriel, Holding’s chances of regular playing time at Arsenal have diminished further.

Crystal Palace face competition from Newcastle United and Leeds United for Holding’s signature. However, it appears that Palace are leading the way in negotiations and are optimistic about securing the 24-year-old’s services.

Holding’s departure from Arsenal would provide him with the opportunity to play more regularly and regain his confidence. Crystal Palace would offer him a fresh start and the chance to impress in the Premier League.

The transfer window closes at 11 pm UK time tonight, so time is running out for Crystal Palace to finalize a deal for Holding. However, if negotiations progress smoothly, the defender could be wearing the red and blue of the Eagles in the upcoming season.

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