Crystal Palace star unaffected by speculation – Hodgson

Roy Hodgson says Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been unaffected by speculation over the Crystal Palace star’s future.

Chelsea and Arsenal are among the clubs reportedly interested in the right-back, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

But Hodgson believes Wan-Bissaka is fully focused on his performances for Palace.

“What I like about him is that he continues to work hard at his game, and the professionalism he shows,” Palace boss Hodgson said.

“And the fact he has kept his feet so firmly on the ground when a lot of good things are being written or said about him, and there is the usual speculation when you have a good player, at a club at our level in the table.

“But for Aaron, it doesn’t seem to have bothered him with the speculation. He is happy to be with us and he has signed a long-term contract.

“He works hard at his game to make certain he keeps up that level of consistency and his work-rate, and work ethic, with the necessary humility to continue to learn and grow.

“These are wonderful assets that he has that will make him in to a better and better player.”

Palace, 14th in the table, are away to Burnley today. The Clarets are a place below them, only on goal difference.