Crystal Palace and Newcastle enter the race for £12m Angers creative midfielder Angelo Fulgini

Crystal Palace and Newcastle are among the clubs monitoring the situation of Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini.

Ligue 1 side Angers are braced for the departure of their best player Fulgini this summer and ready to cash in to help raise funds.

The talented Ivory Coast-born France youth international is the subject of mounting interest having enjoyed the best season of his career.

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Crystal Palace and Newcastle are monitoring Angers midfielder Angelo Fulgini this summer

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder scored 10 goals and provided six assists last season

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His displays and Angers’ willingness to do a deal have put the 24 year-old on the radar of bigger clubs in France, including Monaco, and Spain but also Palace and Newcastle in the Premier League.

Fulgini has previously been linked with Everton and Southampton.

Versatile, creative, skilful and set-piece specialist, Fulgini scored ten goals and set up four more in 36 games for Angers last season.

Steve Bruce (L) is yet to sign a player this summer while Patrick Vieira (R) is refreshing his side

He also caught the eye with his dribbling ability and was the second most fouled player in Europe’s top five leagues during 2020/21.

Fulgini has two years left on his current contract at Angers and is valued at around £12m.

Fulgini would fit the mould of younger player Palace are targeting this summer under their new manager, former Nice boss Patrick Vieira, as they try to bring down the average age of their squad.

 The former France youth international was the second-most fouled player last season

Michael Olise, 19 and Marc Guehi, 20, have been their headline additions so far this window.

They are also close to adding Joachim Andersen, 25, from Lyon and keen on Chelsea’s Connor Gallagher, 21, along with Newcastle.

Newcastle are yet to add to their squad but have Arsenal’s Joe Willock, Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe and Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara among their other targets.

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