Palace target advised to stay put

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Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits defender Ezri Konsa is wanted by Premier League clubs, with Crystal Palace said to be among them.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits defender Ezri Konsa is wanted by Premier League clubs, with Crystal Palace said to be among them.

The former Charlton centre-back has been heavily linked with Palace, while London rivals Arsenal are also thought to be watching him closely.

Frank is a big fan of the 21-year-old, who has been a regular for Brentford this season, and he knows top-flight clubs are interested but he’s advised the youngster to stay for at least another year in the Championship.

‘I think Ezri Konsa is a very good, talent player – I think he can become very good,’ said Frank in the South London Press.

‘I understand there is interest in him.

I think he will learn a lot playing one more year in the Championship.

‘There are a lot of things he needs to develop because it is such a big step – to go from League One, Championship and Premier League.

I definitely think he is going to go there one day.

‘It is whether he decides to go there with us or go with another club in the future.’

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