Mbaye Diagne is currently on loan to West Bromwich Albion but next season he could be playing for another Premier League club.
According to a report in The Football Insider, Brighton and Crystal Palace have registered an interest in the 29-year-old and will look to sign him up in the summer.
The report claims: “Brighton and Crystal Palace have set their sights on signing West Brom loan sensation Mbaye Diagne this summer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
“A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Brighton and Palace are monitoring Diagne’s situation going into the summer window.
“The Premier League duo have shortlisted the Senegal international as a target as they look to strengthen their forward lines.”
Mbaye Diagne joined the Baggies from Galatasaray at the start of this year and since coming on, the forward has done fairly well for the Premier League side, scoring three and assisting two goals so far.
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But relegation looks inevitable for West Brom which is why Mbaye Diagne is not likely to remain at the club beyond the end of this season.
And once he returns to Turkey, clubs like Brighton and Palace should find it relatively easy to get their hands on him since rumours suggest Galatasaray also have no intentions of holding onto him either.
TransferMarkt currently values the forward at £2.7 million but the Turkish side will obviously want a lot more than that to part ways with Diagne.
Mbaye Diagne is more of a physical presence than a finesse player and his style of play will be perfectly suited for a team like Crystal Palace. Brighton, on the other hand, play a lot more of a passing game but for once it will be nice for Graham Potter to have a proper physical threat inside the opponents’ penalty box.