Earlier this morning, we published news that Palace were looking into the possibility of making a summer move for Lorient striker Bejamin Moukandjo, and now, after a smidgen of research, we’ve got some footage of him for you all.
There is an obvious and often well-founded scepticism surrounding YouTube montages of footballers’ “best bits” amongst supporters, given the ease with which some glossy editing can turn even the most average of players into the next Lionel Messi, but based on the bare bones of the footage attached above, it’s fair to say that Moukandjo appears to have the potential to succeed in the Premier League.
The telltale signs of a mutton dressed as lamb YouTube montage are refreshingly absent from video, namely countless replays of the same goal, coupled with very little sign of footballing ability other than the decisive touch to slot the ball home. There are green shoots of potential throughout, whether looking at his Moukandjo’s comfort in possession or the laid back ease at which he caresses his shots into the net on numerous occasions.
He also appears to be more than happy to score goals with his head, an attribute that will always come in handy when plying your trade in the notoriously physical Premier League, which, as the last few months have shown, we are sorely lacking at present.
More than anything, he looks to be a confident and athletic striker, who, whilst having never reached the goalscoring heights of some, could prove to be a sound piece of business if he were to hit the ground running at Selhurst Park.
Have a look for yourselves, is he the sort of striker we should be looking to sign over the summer?