The Crystal Palace managerial chase is finally over as Patrick Vieira was confirmed as their manager on Sunday.

Arsenal legend Vieira signed a 3-year contract with the South London Club and began his first pre-season with the club this week.

The Eagle’s contract situation is well documented, and it is clear Vieira will have to recruit relatively heavily this summer to improve squad depth.

A name as highly respected as Vieira’s is sure to attract some names to the club and with Vieira’s history of developing youth, it could be an exciting window ahead.

Let’s take a look at three English youngsters Vieira could look to this summer.

Premiership match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on November 6, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Noni Madueke

Age: 19

Club: PSV Eindhoven

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A product of the Tottenham academy, Madueke is one of the many young English players who have moved abroad for more playing opportunities.

Similar to the likes of Jadon Sancho, Madueke has flourished overseas and become a key player for PSV.

Noni is known for his pace and ability to beat a man, playing on the right with a left foot makes him a real threat coming inside.

Madueke made 24 Eredivisie appearances in 2020-21, scoring 7 goals and assisting 6 goals on his way to helping his side secure a second-place finish with Champions League football next season.

The current rumours circulating around Madueke indicate there is strong interest from Borussia Dortmund, as well as Palace and Leeds United.

The Eagles may struggle to attract Madueke if Dortmund comes calling with their European status and reputation in enhancing young English talent.

England U-21 international Madueke is said to be available for as little as £20m, a steal of a price for whichever club acquires him.

Conor Gallagher

Age: 21

Club: Chelsea

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Central midfielder Gallagher is on a long list of graduates from Chelsea’s prestigious academy.

He has impressed over the last two years with spells at Charlton, Swansea and most recently West Brom.

Although relegated with West Brom, Gallagher was a rare bright spark for the side with his ability to be involved in both boxes.

The current talk is that Chelsea do not see Gallagher in their future, with the midfield being such a strong position for the Blues.

If true, Gallagher could be available for less than £15m, an affordable fee for many Premier League teams.

His role is something Palace are crying out for, a player who can turn defence into attack and progress the team forward.

Palace have not had a player with such abilities since the loan of Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea a few years ago.

Palace and Chelsea are known to have a good relationship and have done plenty of business together in the past.

The Blues may opt for a loan move to give Gallagher one last year to impress, and a move to a fellow London club would make sense for all parties.

Eddie Nketiah

Age: 22

Club: Arsenal

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The press this week have reported that Arsenal are willing to cash in on young forward Nketiah due to his contract expiring next summer.

It is said that a renewal has not been agreed and Arsenal would listen to offers of around £15-20m.

Nketiah is a traditional number 9 poacher and has shown glimpses of brilliance when given an opportunity at Arsenal.

Alongside that, he has recently become the all-time leading scorer for England at U-21 level.

There is no denying Nketiah’s ability, but his lack of regular playing time at Arsenal is clearly holding back his development.

A team like Palace would be the perfect fit, a fellow London club where his playing time would be guaranteed.

One interesting factor is if the recent appointment of Arsenal legend Vieira would be able to influence Eddie to join.

It is clear Arsenal want money for Nketiah and would not be interested in a loan move due to the expiring contract.

The Eagles could certainly look to Eddie as an option to add more goals to their side without breaking the bank too much.  

These three rumoured names are sure to be added to throughout the long summer window.

Palace fans are used to riding a rollercoaster of emotions and this summer will probably be the same.

Zaha talk will fill the papers but Palace fans will be far more interested in any exciting incomings.

With a manager finally at the helm, Eagles fans can begin looking towards a fresh start in preparation for the season return in August.

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