Parish Is Ready To Exploit Palace’s Extra Spending Power Over The Summer

1 Posted by - March 21, 2016 - News

After the run Crystal Palace have been on since Christmas, most supporters are starting to worry about the threat of relegation, but Steve Parish is still holding out hopes of significantly bumping up our summer transfer budget.

These comments from Parish suggest that he’ll be ready to splash serious cash on new players over the summer.

When speaking to the press recently, the Eagles’ co-owner spoke candidly about the impact next year’s spike in television revenue will have on every team in the league, as he takes inspiration from the incredible season Ranieri’s Foxes are enjoying at the top of the Premier League table.

Whilst plenty of fans and pundits have marked this season down as nothing more than a blip for the country’s “elite” clubs, there is a belief amongst plenty of the movers and shakers below, that a seismic shift is occurring in the balance of power across the division.

You need only look at the progress clubs like West Ham, Stoke City and the aforementioned Leicester are making this term to see that it is possible to upset the apple cart with some smart recruitment during a transfer window or two, thanks to the financial muscle that is now at the disposal of every Premier League club when compared to their competitors across Europe.

Of course, our first priority between now and May will be to find the two wins needed to secure mathematical safety, but should we get them, there is certainly a positive vibe coming from the boardroom in relation to our summer spending strategy.

A reason to be cheerful for all of us on a Monday morning.

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3 Comments

  • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh March 21, 2016 - 9:50 am Reply

    Completely agree. West Ham have a similar make up to us. Both have strong, organised teams built by previous managers, both have passionate fanbases and both like to play competitive, counter attacking football. However West Ham have invested heavily on quality players such as Payet and Song, but, they have also invested shrewdly through good scouting and business negotiation – i.e Lanzini, Bryam, Antonio.

    On the other hand, if you take the Cabeye money out, we have barely invested at all. January proved we do not have enough scouting contacts as we ended up with Adebeyor (he is good but maybe not the sort of player who we should be looking to sign).

    Two centre backs, a centre mid who can pass, tackle AND shoot, cover at fullback and a striker who can stay fit AND score goals are essentials this summer. Hope this isn’t just talk from the board as villa have proven how dangerous it is to not invest properly.

  • A tarrant March 21, 2016 - 4:05 pm Reply

    No investment in January window has put palace in a dodgy position the loyal fans deserve better

    • Martyn March 22, 2016 - 1:31 pm Reply

      Who should we have gone out and bought? I agree we need to invest, but just because we want really good players doesn’t mean they will just come.

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