Yohan Cabaye may be Crystal Palace’s record transfer to date, but according to the report below, we recently made a €30 million bid for a Juventus striker.
Given the depth of squad at Juve, it perhaps comes as something of a surprise to hear that they didn’t bite our hands off when we came knocking the first, but with goalscoring still proving to be a problem for Pardew’s Palace, there’s no reason to believe we won’t return to the Italian giants with a similar bid in a a few weeks time.
For the player himself, a move to SE25 may not look that appealing on the face of things, particularly when you consider the status of his current employers, but having made just nine appearances for the Old Lady since the closure of the January transfer window, a switch to the Premier League with the promise of a prominent role in our attack may be looking more and more attractive as each week goes by.
Of those nine appearances, only two have come from the start, with just one of those being in Serie A; hardly the sort of faith he will have been hoping to see from the management staff who were so keen to keep hold of him at the turn of the year.
Whilst it’s impossible to know for sure, the pace and trickery of Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie on each flank would surely be a prospect any top striker would relish, with Zaza likely to be no exception. Let’s hope, buoyed by a windfall of extra TV revenue and the financial muscle of Harris and Blitzer, we return to Juventus with a similar bid this summer.