Despite not having a manager as things stand, the report attached below suggests that Crystal Palace have agreed terms with Turkish international midfielder Volkan Sen.
Whilst I’m certain that plenty of supporters will remain sceptical over the possibility of a transfer going through without a manager at the club, it’s worth remembering that Steve Parish has already openly admitted that we are happily working on incoming transfers without a man in the hotseat. Quite how you feel about that is another topic of discussion entirely but it does point to the possibility of a deal being ironed out before the new manager has been pictured holding a Palace scarf above his head.
Having quickly searched Google for information on Sen, I have to admit that he does look to be a player worth adding to our ranks but we should also be mindful of meddling too greatly in decisions over the playing staff without the final say-so of the man charged with picking the starting XI from week to week.
Who knows? Perhaps Parish and his fellow directors will ask each of the potential boss’ for their opinion of Sen in upcoming interviews, before pulling the trigger on the transfer if it is given a unanimous thumbs up from all the candidates. It would certainly be an unconventional way of going about things but in essence, I don’t see why it couldn’t work.
If the report in question is to be believed (and I don’t see why it shouldn’t be) Sen himself has already made it clear that he’s happy to come with or without the new man in place which certainly shows commitment to the move on his part. I dare say a few people will raise concerns over it but I’ll nail my colours to the mast nice and early; I’d like to see him in red and blue next season.