Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed how the club’s summer spending will be structured after ironing out a plan with the club’s newly welcomed American investors Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
Whilst the Premier League is regularly looked towards as the location with the most extravagant transfer fees in Europe, the sums are set to rise significantly in the next six months or so, given the bumper increase in TV funding that top flight clubs will be given over the summer.
From our own perspective, should we indeed retain our place in the division, it will usher in a change to the targets we go for, but Parish has been quick to nail his colours to the mast in relation to the guidelines that the board have set out for our strategy between May and August.
Having signed just one player during the January transfer window in the shape of Emmanuel Adebayor, there is an obvious desire amongst Palace fans to see some fresh blood coming into the squad before the 2016/17 season gets underway, with the team’s lack of goals having been a constant point of discussion in the stands all season long.
The arrival of Yohan Cabaye last summer felt like a watershed moment for the club in terms of transfer policy, with Parish and co. perhaps under a little bit of pressure to pull a similar rabbit out of the hat this time around, but if the sentiments expressed in his interview above are anything to go by, Steve is confident of adding some real quality to the group with the designated finances over the summer months.
Our first task will of course be to confirm a place in the Premier League for the upcoming campaign, but after that, we will almost certainly see things go up a notch or two in the transfer market.