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Danny Murphy urges Tottenham Hotspur to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Murphy urges Spurs to sign Wan-Bissaka
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Danny Murphy urges former club Tottenham Hotspur to move for Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka before it is too late, describing him as an upgrade on Kieran Trippier.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy has suggested that Crystal Palace youngster Aaron Wan-Bissaka would be an upgrade on Kieran Trippier.

Despite only making his Palace debut last season, the 21-year-old has emerged as one of the finest young full-backs in the Premier League.

Wan-Bissaka has been used 26 times in the top flight this term and has earned links with Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham.

Murphy has urged Spurs to consider making an offer for the England international hopeful before it is too late.

"He's looking like the real deal," he told talkSPORT. "He's super athletic and confident in his ability to defend one-on-one, which is ultimately what you do in that position. He can defend but he gets forward and carries an attacking threat as well. Unfortunately for Palace fans, maybe they will keep him another year and it wouldn't do him any harm playing more Premier League games and getting experience there.

"But if you look at Manchester United, there's gaping hole for a right-back... and Arsenal's back four needs improvement. Has he overtaken Kieran Trippier, or can he? Do Tottenham want to upgrade? Because Trippier doesn't play every week, Mauricio Pochettino switches between him and Serge Aurier, so is he not sure?

"I do think this lad is that special, that it deserves a mention. I've watched him a lot this season and he's absolutely quality. He's so quick, he's aggressive in his running and he makes things happen, but his defensive abilities are his strength. Nobody causes him problems one-on-one, you can't outrun him!

"He's not stupid, he doesn't dive in, he doesn't try to win it too early or too quickly, which a lot of young defenders do. He looks happy to defend and enjoys it. I think to get him out of Crystal Palace you'd have to pay over £40m."

Arsenal legend Robert Pires recently described Wan-Bissaka as the perfect type of player for the Gunners, but Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists that the full-back is 'not bothered' by all the speculation.

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