REPORT: It Seems Eder Is Desperate Not To Join Palace

2 Posted by - January 25, 2018 - News

Italian international striker Eder appears absolutely desperate not to join Crystal Palace despite the Eagles making a play for his services, preferring the prospect of a move to Russia.

The Brazilian-born frontman has undoubtedly lost his way at Inter over the last 12 months or so, creating something of a frosty relationship between him and head coach Luciano Spalletti. Whilst he is of course still a talented player, the presence of other attacking options has left him with limited game time, prompting the club themselves to search the market for a willing buyer.

Having been brought to Milan from Sampdoria by former coach Roberto Mancini, it looks as though Eder has his heart set on a reunion with his former gaffer at Zenit but as of yet, the Russian outfit have failed to come up with an offer that is deemed acceptable for Inter.

It seems as though both Zenit and ourselves have tried to secure Eder on an initial loan deal with a purchase option included for the summer but by the looks of things, The Blue and Blacks are intent on shifting him off their books permanently this January.

His former club Sampdoria are believed to have been sounded out directly over the prospect of a deal but are currently full to the brim with striking options, leaving all parties at something of a stalemate as things stand. Obviously, a switch to the Premier League is not something that whets Eder’s appetite which, although a shame, does at least allow us to move on without wondering what might have been.

Having been linked with a move for Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar for the entirety of the January window and many before it, there still seems to be a realistic chance of us making a late bid for his services, whilst rumours persist about a number of differing attacking options across Europe with a week left to go. My personal preference would be Babacar followed by a move for Jack Marriott at Peterborough but I’m aware that both are unlikely to occur without a relatively significant amount of money coming into the club’s coffers beforehand.

It looks as though we can be 99.9% sure of a move for Eder now being taken off the table. Could he have been good us? Without a doubt. Am I sad that he doesn’t fancy it? Nowhere near as much as some.

Onwards and upwards.

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6 Comments

  • Spiceboy January 25, 2018 - 10:04 am Reply

    That’s great news still there is that 0.01% chance hoppo let’s hope u r right though. For a palace fan though hoppo surprised u want him at selhurst. He is a bench warmer where he has 1 goal all season, 31 years old so pace gone for a striker, 10,000,000 absolute joke & doesn’t want to play for us ffs. Just remember our best ever striker came from Park football at 23 years of age and I have never seen a striker at palace since fit to lace his boots. Hopefully we will get someone young and hungry wanting to achieve things not just picking up a pay cheque eh Benteke

    • admin January 25, 2018 - 11:21 am Reply

      I definitely don’t want him mate, give me Babacar or Jack Marriott over him every day of the week. Way too must of a risk in my view.

  • Eric The Ninja January 25, 2018 - 12:02 pm Reply

    How much for Dwight Gayle? Him and Benteke up front would be like Cole and Yorke

    • admin January 25, 2018 - 1:07 pm Reply

      Better off going for Jack Marriott at Peterborough in my view, Eric. Same club we signed Dwight from, very similar prospect.

  • Spiceboy January 25, 2018 - 1:05 pm Reply

    Eric no just no I’ve seen better movement from crouch than benteke. Mourata is just as shit I guess we only spent 27 mil instead of 60 mil so that’s a positive.

    • Eric The Ninja January 26, 2018 - 4:07 am Reply

      Could probably have Crouch and this Marriot fella (never seen him play but looked him up) for less than 15 mil… we really need 2 strikers or another winger and push Zaha up again. We really don’t wanna spend a big chunk or an also-ran striker, if they get injured we’re back to square one

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