Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt was very amused recently when his social media followers shared Photoshopped images of him celebrating wearing a Paris Saint-Germain kit.
The altered images are laughably poor and feature van Aanholt’s head sitting awkwardly on various Kylian Mbappé goal celebrations.
Can you all keep sending these through please 😂 pic.twitter.com/T7zj2AFsGW
— Patrick van Aanholt (@pvanaanholt) June 10, 2020
Do I get some credit for posting the original one pat? 🤣 pic.twitter.com/NMrBUqRivM
— Joel (@joelcpfc_) June 10, 2020
As comical as these images are, there could be something more serious bubbling beneath the surface. Last April, the Dutch outlet ED reported that PSG was interested in the 29-year-old with the impending departure of Layvin Kurzawa whose contract expires at the end of the month.
Juan Bernat is expected to continue as PSG’s starting left-back but the club desperately needs to find a competent backup and van Aanholt could be that player as his contract at Crystal Palace expires next summer.
Het is nog niet zeker dat Patrick van Aanholt volgend seizoen – wanneer dat ook moge beginnen – PSV versterkt. Hij staat ook op de radar van PSG, zo klinkt het. Zie: https://t.co/q95pVbsOiD
— Rik Elfrink (@RikElfrink) April 19, 2020
Having come up through the ranks at Chelsea FC, van Aanholt may prefer to stay in the Premier League. However, he’s only played in four UEFA Champions League matches (with Chelsea in the 2010-11 season) in his career and this could be his last opportunity to join a club that can offer Champions League football.
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