There are plenty of Premier League teams interested in Norwich City play-maker James Maddison and now it appears Crystal Palace have joined the chase, according to HITC Sport.

According to a report from Get West London, the Eagles’ sporting director Dougie Freedman was in attendance for Norwich’s defeat to QPR on Monday as he aimed to take a closer look at Maddison.

The England Under-21 international has been in superb form for the Canaries this season, as exemplified by his recent nomination for the EFL Young Player of the Year in the Championship.

Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Everton are understood to be interested with Norwich valuing the England U21 ace at £25 million, which would make him the biggest export in the history of the Championship.

So if Crystal Palace are interested in a player who has scored 13 and set up seven in the second tier this season, they must be prepared to make Maddison their third most expensive player ever, behind Christian Benteke and Mamadou Sakho.

The playmaker is a key man for Daniel Farke and Norwich will be desperate to retain his services in the summer transfer window as the East Anglian side aim to mount a push for promotion next term.

Freedman won’t have been wholly impressed by what he saw on Easter Monday, however, with Maddison flattering to deceive in Norwich’s 4-1 embarrassment at Loftus Road.

As it stands, Palace are set to part ways with Yohan Cabaye this summer as his contract expires in June. And Maddison could be a ready-made replacement, even if signing him would be easier said than done.


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