Wayne Hennessey may have split opinion amongst Palace fans since ousting Julian Speroni as the club’s number one in the last 9 months, but former Everton keeper Neville Southall believes the Toffees should be making a bid for him.
The former Welsh international was speaking to TalkSPORT when he began singing the praises of the Eagles stopper, suggesting that his old club could do far worse than to bring in Hennessey as the long-term replacement for the departing Tim Howard.
Showcasing a mind-bending lack of tact, Southall managed to insult Everton, Palace and himself in the space of just a few words within the quotes attached at the top of this article. You have to hand it to the big man, he really does have a talent when it comes to inadvertently digging out the people he’s referring to when put on air in front of the nation.
Despite the lukewarm approval Hennessey has received from the stands during the previous campaign, he travels to Euro 2016 with Wales as Chris Coleman’s undisputed first-choice keeper, with every possibility that a string of solid performance from him against Europe’s best could see his stock skyrocket in value within the space of a few weeks.
As things stand, the Palace faithful are hopeful that Alan Pardew and the board will be working to bring in a new number one ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, regardless of Hennessey’s performance across the channel over the next month or so.
If Southall has his way, Everton and their new multi-millionaire owner will break the bank to prise Wayne away from us whatever happens, given that Palace are nothing more than a “stepping stone” to Merseyside in his eyes.
I’m sure, regardless of their thoughts on Hennessey, fans of both Everton and Palace will have a chuckle at the quotes attached above. Neville really isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.