Palace Have Apparently Agreed Personal Terms With A Turkish International

1 Posted by - June 6, 2017 - News

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. 

This article gives you all the details of Palace’s apparent agreement with Sen. No manager? No problem for us, it seems.

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.

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2 Comments

  • Malcolm McKay June 6, 2017 - 7:29 am Reply

    Hltco you are generally well informed but on this I can,t see this as being likely why would we want a 29 year old bench warmer who a new Manager may not rate ,his record is average in a a poor league and National side. No can,t see this happening, but I stand to be proved wrong.

    • admin June 6, 2017 - 9:29 am Reply

      Hi Malcolm,

      The source seems pretty concrete and in truth, it would be a pretty low outlay for us. Perhaps as a direct replacement for Bakary Sako?

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