French online portal Foot Mercato is currently reporting that Stuttgart midfield linchpin Naouirou Ahamada is preparing to transfer to Crystal Palace.
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No other independent corroboration of this report exists as of yet, perhaps because Ahamada's sale would constitute a devastating loss for relegation-threatened Stuttgart. Ahamada haas started all 16 league fixtures for the Swabians and netted two league goals. Under the clubs three trainers this season, he has generally played a very important role stabilizing the midfield alongside captain Wataru Endo.
Stuttgart are in need of some extra cash and are rumored to be looking to offload some players. Ahamada, who joined the Württemberg-based club for €1.5 million from the Juventus juniors officially this summer following a loan stint, currently maintains an estimated €5.5 million market worth in the latest transfermarkt listings.