Patrick van Aanholt flattered by Juventus link but happy at Crystal Palace
By Calum Wilson
Last Updated: 06/08/18 5:04pm
Crystal Palace defender Partick van Aanholt says rumours linking him with Juventus are a sign he is "in a good way" ahead of the Premier League season.
The 27-year-old was reportedly a target for the Serie A champions, after impressing in his first full season at Selhurst Park.
Van Aanholt, who joined from Sunderland for £9m in January 2017, has made 43 appearances in all competitions for Palace and insists he is "happy" with the squad ahead of the new campaign.
He told Sky Sports News: "It is always good to be linked with big clubs like Juventus. It is a sign that I am in a good way.
"I am feeling good and I want to keep doing that, but I am a Palace player and I am looking forward to the season.
"I am happy. We have got a great squad, my family lives in London, my kids go to school here.
"It is just a rumour and unless there is really people coming in then I will never worry about it."
Palace begin in the Premier League away at newly-promoted Fulham on Saturday and will arrive in high spirits after an unbeaten pre-season.
The club have also added a number of new signings, including Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham and German international Max Mayer.
"We had a couple of good games in pre-season," said Van Aanholt. "The team looks good and solid.
"We have welcomed three signings. I knew [Cheikhou] Kouyate from West Ham, Max Meyer I don't really know but I have heard he is a very good player and I am looking forward to playing with him.
"We had a great pre-season, now it is time to rock and roll."
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