A Remarkably Detailed Update On Every One Of Palace’s Transfer Targets

2 Posted by - August 16, 2016 - News

With two weeks left until the transfer window closes, Palace fans have been sent into something of a tailspin by the mountainous levels of speculation regarding new arrivals in SE25. Luckily, the piece attached below from the always reliable Dominic Fifield summarises it all perfectly. 

This article from Fifield gives you the most up-to-date information on every one of Palace’s rumoured transfer targets.

After seeing Yannick Bolasie complete his £25 million move to Everton yesterday, Palace fully expect former club captain Mile Jedinak to follow suit this afternoon, with a £4 million switch to Aston Villa having been on the cards for just over a week at the time of writing. 

With Pardew having already suggested that he was after at least two strikers following our defeat to West Brom last Saturday, Palace’s status as an active purchaser in the final days of this summer’s transfer window has become an absolute certainty, having heard Pardew speak of the need for both Bolasie and Jedinak to be replaced in a like for like fashion if we are to retain any semblance of balance throughout the first-team squad. 

Given the bumper new TV deal which has lined the pockets of Premier League clubs across the country in recent months, the availability of funds was never a feasible concern but now, thanks to the sales of Bolasie, Gayle, Alex McCarthy and the soon to be departed Jedinak, Steve Parish and his fellow board members are roughly £20 million better off than they were at the start of the window once you factor in the signings of Townsend, Tomkins and Mandanda. 

The ensuing free-for-all has seen all sorts of names thrown into the mix as possible new arrivals at Selhurst Park, but thanks to Fifield’s remarkably detailed summary in The Guardian (attached above) we as supporters don’t have to search high and low for an update on all of them individually.  

It’s going to be an incredibly busy fortnight for everyone associated with Crystal Palace FC; let’s just hope we’re happy by the time the window “slams shut” in the always infuriating words of Sky Sports’ Jim White. 


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  • Richard C August 16, 2016 - 7:16 am Reply

    I’ll believe it when I see it. All I see at the moment is sales! What’s the betting we end up with a couple of very average on-loan players ie: Niasse and Kanu

    If we have so much money then this should all have been sorted out weeks ago.

    • Richard Glen August 16, 2016 - 7:51 am Reply

      Something seriously wrong at Palace at the moment.Steve Parish holding back with funding!
      Not sure if Pardew,s relationship with Parish is as good as we think??!!Money is available for sure
      but why no signings?????

  • Ben August 16, 2016 - 7:52 am Reply

    I still have faith in SP and the board. The fact is that every window we are in a different position to the last(apart from the need for strikers in the last few). Our financials are different, our squad is different and our needs are different. I don’t think you can compare this window with others.

  • Richard C August 16, 2016 - 9:12 am Reply

    Ben, I agree every transfer window is different but we have been desperate for a striker for two seasons now and all we seem to do is continually reduce the number we have on our books to the extent that we now have just one half decent striker, a championship standard striker and some kids who are all likely to go out on loan. The opposition must be frightened to death when they see our line-up.

    Sorry to go on, but Pulis effectively played four centre-backs in defence last weekend and we couldn’t open them up once despite our pace on the flanks. Something has to change.

    • Richard Glen August 16, 2016 - 9:36 am Reply

      You are correct mate,things just have to change.I am really fearing for our future to be honest!
      I am not sure what Parish is up to??He seriously needs to fund this team or we will be in trouble!!
      It is about time some of us fans woke up!!!!!!

  • Steve August 16, 2016 - 11:42 am Reply

    I am very sad to say that our manager and the board are dragging their feet about getting a striker and 2 other players they need instead of closing these deals
    As soon as the opportunity is there
    I believe they should have closed these deals long time ago and before they got rid of Gayle, Bolassie and Jedinak
    If they are serious about strengthening the team they should stop Looking for Bargains

  • Tim August 16, 2016 - 2:45 pm Reply

    That bid today, sums us up at the moment. We really need a striker or two and once again we dragging our heels. We bid less today than we did a few weeks ago. Very confused. Where leave it to the lass minute again and get all the players that no one else wants..
    Parish should of gone when we got taken over. Pardew honey moon period definitely over. At home we are awful. Please be a bit creative and change the system or something.

  • Gordon August 16, 2016 - 3:05 pm Reply

    Seems like Parish is just putting in offers that he knows are gonna be rejected like benteke’s. We all know Liverpool won’t take anything less than £32.5 million so he goes in £23 million + add ons. Puts a bid in for berihino knowing they won’t sell until they get a replacement. Come the end of the transfer window he’ll turn round and say, well we tried. If he’s so tight with money, how can he not realise he’ll lose a hell of a lot more dropping down to the championship. This is our turn now to cement our place in the premier league.

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