REPORT: Five Of Palace’s Summer Transfer Targets Have Been Revealed

0 Posted by - May 21, 2018 - News

Whilst many supporters will still be catching their breath after the Premier League season reached its conclusion little more than a week ago, The Guardian have a story covering five potential new recruits for Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Alongside a potential bid for West Ham’s Michail Antonio, which is covered in more detail here, Dominic Fifield, (the paper’s London football correspondent) suggests that Palace retain a serious level of interest in moves for central midfielders Joe Allen and Leander Dendoncker from Stoke City and Anderlecht respectively, whilst also being keen to explore possible deals for right-backs Almamy Toure and Ryan Fredericks from Monaco and Fulham over the next couple of weeks.

Of course, Palace’s recent history in the transfer market has seen the majority of their business left until the last few hours of the window but with the club having been lambasted by supporters in the wake of a particularly frantic end to the January window, there is real hope of those with power behind the scenes getting deals over the line well in advance of Deadline Day this time around.

Indeed, manager Roy Hodgson has spoken openly about his desire for he, Dougie Freedman and Steve Parish to ensure that we aren’t swimming against the tide depth wise once the new season gets underway, given the ridiculous injury crisis we were forced to contend with midway through last season. Admittedly, the number of players we had on the treatment table was freakishly large at one time but there is no denying that at present, the level of quality beneath the first-choice 13-14 players isn’t good enough to rotate effectively throughout an entire nine-month campaign.

Whether or not we end up landing any of the five names mentioned in the report above remains to be seen but it’s certainly comforting to know that the club have identified a number of feasible targets at this early stage of the summer. Let’s hope we don’t hang around too long before making concrete bids for some of them.

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9 Comments

  • Mark May 21, 2018 - 6:43 am Reply

    The most important content in the whole article was the last sentence – Speroni being offered fresh terms…

  • Spiceboy May 21, 2018 - 7:20 am Reply

    Why is speroni being offered fresh bloody terms? I’d love him as a coach not a player. Also Allen of stoke stupid link when shaqiri is available for 13 million. I fear another comedy window coming up. The only linked player I like is dendonker bar that nothing to get excited about again.

    • Graham May 21, 2018 - 8:53 am Reply

      Not sure Shaqiri’s attitude would fit in with the team spirit that we’ve got going at Palace – his comments towards the end of the season about how he couldn’t do keep Stoke up on his own, but the rest of the team weren’t good enough were indicative of someone who’s only interested in his own performance & career rather than putting the team first

      • Jose Fonte, baby? Jose Fonte, oh, oh, oh May 21, 2018 - 10:18 am Reply

        Agreed, Shaqiri and Evans at West Brom both seem to have awful attitudes/egos.

  • tzcar May 21, 2018 - 8:22 am Reply

    i don,t belive a word of this.parish is useless in the transfer market.they never get it right.so don,t hold your breath.let,s just see the mess parish/freedman will make of it.personally i,d lock parish/freedman in a room without a phone untill august 10th.

  • Jose Fonte, baby? Jose Fonte, oh, oh, oh May 21, 2018 - 10:17 am Reply

    We seem to be interested in a lot of centre midfielders which is odd given we only have three wingers who all played up front this season. I know RLC and potentially Cabeye need replacing but players are needed all over.

    • admin May 21, 2018 - 10:45 am Reply

      I wouldn’t be surprised if we actually have a short-list about 30 names long JFB.

  • Geone May 22, 2018 - 4:18 am Reply

    Speroni I do like but yes I agree it’s time he thought about retiring he is pushing 40!!

  • Jas May 24, 2018 - 6:08 pm Reply

    Let’s bring in some players early and get rid of the dead wood striker is needed hopefully keep our best and give Roy what he needs

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