Palace Midfielder Set To Seal Surprise Permanent Move Away

0 Posted by - February 5, 2018 - News

The January transfer may have closed but it hasn’t stopped Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch from negotiating with Vancouver Whitecaps over a potential permanent switch away from SE25.

Still just 26, the former Cardiff and QPR man has barely featured for the Eagles in recent seasons but has seemingly been resistant to the idea of moving into English football’s second tier on a permanent basis, bringing the club to something of a dead end over his long-term future.

Clearly surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park, it now appears as though the prospect of a permanent relocation to Canada’s west coast has piqued his interest, potentially bringing to an end a marriage that has been loveless for quite some time.

Whilst no one would deny that Mutch has shown glimpses of his potential over the years, most notably when on Cardiff’s books, his time in SE25 has seen him put little to no effort in when given an opportunity to impress whilst also failing to register a single competitive goal or assist throughout his time with us.

Having been signed for the not unsubstantial sum of £5 million + by Alan Pardew, I don’t think the Palace faithful can be blamed for feeling a tad short-changed by Jordon’s performances or attacking output throughout his time with us, making his potential full-time departure a more than welcome one from my perspective.

There are a fair few players floating around the Palace first-team who are simply spinning their wheels with no real chance of making much of an impact on the pitch and in Mutch’s case specifically, it’s been clear that both he and the club would be better off apart for some time. The fact that it’s taken so long to find a suitable destination for him has infuriated many but now, it finally looks as though we’ll be able to make a clean break from him in the not too distant future; freeing up a decent chunk of money from the wage bill and removing a character who has simply never come close to winning over the hearts of the Palace faithful.

Watch this space.

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  • Peter Burch February 5, 2018 - 12:58 pm Reply

    Can’t really blame Jordan Mutch for not wanting to take a huge pay cut while he was still under contract. I’d probably make a similar decision under the circumstances. You’d have to be very highly motivated and full of self belief to do otherwise knowing that you’d have to work your way up again. If he had those attributes, maybe he’d have performed better for us and secured a first team place regularly in the first place. Not entirely his fault that Alan Pardew was so poor at securing decent, well-priced talent.

    On the plus side, how much potential do our three new signings have in comparison? I’m optimistic and Dougie Freedman has a good record of getting in players who over-perform compared to their cost to us.

  • Peter Burch February 5, 2018 - 1:01 pm Reply

    And you never know what AP might have said or done to push Jordan Much into a dark place confidence-wise. Don’t forget, we thought Bakary Sako was a similar underperformer until Roy came along… maybe a similar story?

    • admin February 5, 2018 - 3:06 pm Reply

      This is a fair point to make. Roy’s man management is clearly on another level to Pardew’s.

  • Eric The Ninja February 5, 2018 - 3:04 pm Reply

    Agree with it all. Except Vancouver is in Canada.

    • admin February 5, 2018 - 3:06 pm Reply

      Indeed it is. That’s been amended now, forgive me, I wrote the piece first thing this morning; my brain wasn’t fully engaged by the looks of it.

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