Daniil Fomin’s agent confirmed Crystal Palace’s interest in the midfielder while hinting at a possible move to Freiburg.

Crystal Palace have a tricky decision on their hands as they look to fill the gap left behind by Conor Gallagher. The Chelsea loanee will return to his parent club as the Blues have no intention of selling the England international in the current window.

Gallagher played a crucial role for Palace last season and was central to Patrick Vieira’s ideas on the pitch. The midfielder ended the campaign with eight goals to his name, and despite Steve Parish insisting their wish was to keep the midfielder at the club, the chances are slim. The London club are now looking for a player with a similar profile.

While there aren’t many goalscoring midfielders around, Palace are looking at emerging talents such as Lewis O’Brien, among others. They could also be keen on returning to previous targets from the January window, as the Londoners are reportedly interested in Dynamo Moscow’s Daniil Fomin.

Fomin had a successful season with the Moscow club and scored many goals. The Russian star produced 12 strikes and added five assists across all competitions to put himself on the transfer map. Palace reportedly showed an interest in January, although their primary target was Donny van De Beek, who ended up joining Everton.

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Fomin’s agent, Alexander Manyakov, confirmed that interest from the winter window but also stated there are eyeballs from Germany. His comments appeared on HITC via Match TV, as he left it short of naming Freiburg as the club from Bundesliga that wants to sign Fomin.

Manyakov said, “How will I assess the season for Fomin? I think he’s had a great season. No wonder such a good club as Crystal Palace was interested in him in the winter. Now, we have options. A colleague from Germany spoke about a German club from the Bundesliga collecting information about Fomin. What club? A strong, strong middle club.”

Palace could yet go back to chasing Fomin, reportedly valued at £10 million in the current market. The need for a replacement for Gallagher looms large over Vieira’s plans, and as the window drags further, more targets could emerge on their list.

If Palace do renew their interest in Fomin in the coming time, the 25-year-old midfielder will have a serious decision to make as the chance to join an English club could be considered attractive. However, the likes of Freiburg could also prise him away with their progressive style of football, meaning the decision remains in the player’s hands.

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