It has been reported that Crystal Palace are hoping their £70 million valuation of Eberechi Eze will put Manchester City off from signing him.

This comes from the Evening Standard, after it has seemed like City are extremely keen on his signature.

But Crystal Palace are hoping their asking price for Eberechi Eze leads to Manchester City walking away from the deal.

Crystal Palace hope £70 million asking price for Eberechi Eze puts Manchester City off

Branded as ‘incredible’ by Pep Guardiola, the England international is one of the most highly-rated attacking midfielders in the Premier League.

With Kevin De Bruyne being sidelined through injury for the next couple of months, the Sky Blues are clearly short-staffed in the creative midfield department.

As Manchester City aim to pull off a move for Eberechi Eze, Crystal Palace are hoping that their £70 million asking price puts them off signing him.

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Interestingly enough, it was claimed on Thursday that Pep Guardiola has always admired Matheus Nunes, giving one the impression that City would perhaps choose to sign him over the 25-year-old, if given a choice.

£70 million is extremely steep for Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace are fair in having the opinion that the idea of paying £70 million for the Englishman may put Manchester City off.

That is not to suggest even slightly that the silky technician is not a cracking player.

However, a fee like that is at least ideally supposed to be shelled out towards a player that is either world-class or at least on the cusp of reaching such levels.

Eze, as terrific as he was for Palace last season still has a way to go to be considered a player that belongs in such conversations.

Then again, with the inflated state of the transfer market, judging by some of the big-money signings this summer, the treble-winners may consider splashing the cash on him after all.

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