REPORT: Palace Officials Are In Milan On A Transfer Mission

0 Posted by - January 23, 2018 - News

Reports in Italy are suggesting that Crystal Palace’s representatives have travelled to Inter Milan’s training facilities in a bid to convince Brazilian-born striker Eder that a move to SE25 makes sense.

Whilst the press have been speaking about the Eagles’ interest in the Italy international for some time now, the man himself is believed to be unsure about the move, leading to frustration at both the San Siro and Selhurst Park.

With Palace in desperate need of a striker to provide competition for the faltering Christian Benteke, an £11 million move for Eder had seemed like a feasible option at the start of the month but after a lukewarm response from the 31-year-old, it looks as though we’ve been forced to change our angle of attack.

Despite a career record of a goal every 3.16 games, not to mention the 26 caps he’s won for the Italian national team, his form this term has been far from impressive, bagging just once in 14 appearances for The Black and Blues. Indeed, his entire stint in Milan has been underwhelming, with just 12 goals to his game in 69 outings, 10 of which came last season.

Known for his pace and impressive work-rate, there is every chance that Roy Hodgson sees him as the ideal option for us when playing on the counter-attack, as opposed to the aforementioned Benteke. Admittedly, his goalscoring form appears to have fallen off a cliff of late but if we can help him to rediscover the confidence he clearly had between 2013-16 whilst at Sampdoria, we’ll be onto a winner.

On the face of things, I’m not over the moon at the thought of us splashing out an eight-figure sum on a misfiring striker who’s not keen on making the move to begin with but I trust Roy and Dougie’s judgement on these matters, so I’m happy to wait and see what unfolds.

Clearly, this one isn’t just a case of paper talk with no substance behind it.

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  • Spiceboy January 23, 2018 - 7:57 am Reply

    I really hope this one fails. Sorry but a 31 year old striker with a poorer record than benteke for 10 million and seemingly doesn’t want to join us all adds up to disaster. No just no freedman seriously sort your targets out better u useless piece of crap. Where the hell is a keeper 😡

  • Sharpy January 23, 2018 - 8:18 am Reply

    The club president is quoted as saying if Crystal Palace people are in Italy he knows nothing about it ? Who knows !

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh January 23, 2018 - 11:35 am Reply

    II’d rather have Niasse than Eder. Babacar and a keeper things will be fine. Jach an added bonus. Steer clear of short term, high wage players like this please

    • admin January 23, 2018 - 11:41 am Reply

      Rakip, Babacar, Olsen and Jach would be a good window in my view.

  • tzcar January 23, 2018 - 2:32 pm Reply

    every transfer window parish,and harris prat around with our club.its always messy.why dont they shut up,and do things in a simple they think this is fair to roy,he needs their backing.not messing about.and whats freedman their for?

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