Despite still being slap bang in the middle of April, the transfer rumour mill is beginning to churn, leading Crystal Palace to be linked with a move for a Ligue One striker.
Moukandjo, who is now 27, has played in France since 2007, when he joined Rennes. Then just 18, the Cameroonian striker was keen to make a name for himself, but was unable to break into the side and left for Nimes in 2009, setting the wheels in motion for a six-year spell in which he would play for five separate French clubs.
After making his international debut for Cameroon in 2011, Moukandjo is now the proud owner of 28 full caps, scoring three times for his country in the process. Whilst it’s hardly reminiscent of Sergio Aguero’s goalscoring return, there certainly appears to be some indication of potential on the face of things.
Thanks to the influx of extra TV funding from this summer onwards, we can be almost certain that Steve Parish and his fellow directors will give Alan Pardew a hefty transfer budget, making a move for the Ligue One regular a definite option, should we feel compelled to pursue him once the current campaign draws to a close.
You need only look at the success both West Ham and Leicester City had when raiding French football last summer to see why a deal such as this would be of interest to us going forward. Perhaps he’s the rough diamond we’ve been searching for to lead the line since winning promotion back in 2013.