Palace fans everywhere are desperate to see a new striker arrive in the coming days, and on Saturday afternoon, the Croydon Advertiser got an update from Keith Millen on the club’s progress in the search for a frontman.
As things stand, Alan Pardew only has Connor Wickham and Fraizer Campbell at his disposal at the head of the side from a first-team perspective, and with the latter of that duo currently sidelined through injury, the need for attacking reinforcements has seldom been so obvious to so many.
There is little doubt that the club’s owners are prepared to spend big to bring in the right names, having seen them have multi-million pound bids for the likes of Christian Benteke and Saido Berahino turned down earlier in the summer, but with time ticking away ominously in the background, the Eagles faithful are understandably desperate to hear some positive news regarding our search for a natural goalscorer after a summer of wandering down a selection of blind alleys.
Having seen Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda arrive in quickfire fashion at the start of the summer transfer window, hopes were high amongst both supporters and board members in mid-June but the subsequent struggles to push a deal for a new striker over the line has made for a fraught feeling ahead of the new Premier League campaign, which is now just 12 days away.
Given the frantic sense of desperation which seems to have spread like wildfire amongst our fan-base in the last 72 hours, I’m sure you’ll want to analyse every second of Keith Millen’s above video interview as soon as possible, as you look for concrete proof of a new arrival being just around the corner.
Summer has always been a stressful time to be a Palace fan; 2016 has proven to be no exception.