Official Buy-Out Fee Revealed For Palace’s Latest Major Transfer Target

2 Posted by - June 16, 2016 - News

Whilst many football fans have been distracted by Euro 2016 in recent days, the transfer rumour mill continues to whir on in the background, seeing Palace linked with Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic. 

This piece reveals the hefty buy-out clause that Palace are considering activating in their pursuit of the Stoke City man.

With the Potters believed to be keen on pursuing a move for the routinely unsettled West Brom striker Saido Berahino over the next few weeks, Palace are looking towards Austrian international Arnautovic as an increasingly realistic transfer target ahead of the new campaign. 

At 27, the 6’3 forward would unquestionably be welcomed with open arms by the Palace faithful, who are understandably desperate to see Alan Pardew and his scouts add a far greater level of attacking threat to his squad ahead of the upcoming campaign. Proven in the Premier League, the steadily impressive Stoke man would certainly represent a step in the right direction. 

Along with the sizeable buy-out clause that exists in Arnautovic’s current contract with the Potters, the above article also gives a concrete indication of his wage demands, should he be expected to entertain the idea of leaving his current employers for a stint in SE25. I won’t lie to you, it may make you squint on first reading, but with the astronomical sums floating around in the Premier League this summer as a consequence of the new TV deal, requests such as this are set to become par for the course. 

So far we have seen the club linked to all manner of names without a shift to step up our interest level from casual to serious behind the scenes. Perhaps, if the numbers are deemed acceptable by Steve Parish and co. this could prove to be our first serious move of the summer to date. 

Is Arnautovic worth that buy-out fee, or should we be looking elsewhere? 

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4 Comments

  • Richard C June 16, 2016 - 8:38 am Reply

    An average striker who was very average in Austria’s last match, looking thoroughly disinterested during a lot of the game. Unbelievable amount of money for someone who a mid-table side might be looking to offload!

    • Richard June 16, 2016 - 9:10 am Reply

      are you hopeful for this summers transfers??do you think we will push the boat out this time round??

  • Richard C June 16, 2016 - 10:41 am Reply

    I am hopeful and I believe we are trying to move in the right direction. I agree with the releasing of certain players but think this could be expanded to include other “dead wood” which we are carrying and who do little to add to the quality of the team. We need to spend big on a quality striker and two strikers if we sell Gayle. I am hoping that our youngsters coming through might start to break into the team this season as well. My personal choices for buys in addition to out and out strikers would be Townsend and possibly Caulker although I admit that trying to find quality centre halves is a problem being encountered by numerous premier teams. Obviously we need cover right across the back now Mariappa, Hangeland and McArthy have all been released and a creative midfielder is required which can take the pressure off Cabaye, although Joniesta could well come back into the fold this year. Pardew obviously has targets of his own in mind but my big worry is that we leave it until the last minute. I would like to see some signings now and for us to show some real intent.

    In short possibly 5 or 6 signings for me. Who would you realistically like to see us sign?

  • Steve F June 19, 2016 - 10:31 am Reply

    I am very sad to observe that cpfc are waiting to strengthen the team from the remains and scraps of what footballers
    are left in the market . Most premier league clubs have already made their arrangements and their transfers are all
    completed or on the way to completion for the start of the season
    Cpfc must realise that they have to spend money to stay in the PL and built a team capable to compete in the PL, if
    they don’t do this they will not survive for an other season
    I believe Cpfc have received a good amount of money from the sale of the club to the Americans and also a fair amount
    of money from the TV revenues, so why don’t they start spending some of these money to find some decent players to
    improve and streathen the team
    After all this will be good for the club and build confidence within the team and give their funs some value for their money
    I really feel very frustrated going to the ground every home game and watch a loosing team week after week, I hope that
    the board will change their attitude and go to the market and buy some players for the benefit of the club

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