The Lowdown: Three in at Palace
Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman have managed to bring in three new players so far this summer ahead of Patrick Vieira’s second season in charge at Selhurst Park.
The Latest: Richards transfer update
The Daily Mail shared a Palace transfer update on Monday evening regarding Richards.
They revealed that the Eagles are in talks to sign the defender, who is keen on a move to Selhurst Park if an agreement can be reached between the two clubs.
The Verdict: Shrewd move
Vieira could do with a versatile defender ahead of the new campaign, as he has just four senior centre-backs.
Should Crystal Palace sign Chris Richards?
One of those is Nathan Ferguson, who has made just one Palace appearance in two years due to a number of long-term injury issues. Another is James Tomkins, who at 33 is into the twilight stage of his career.
Tyrick Mitchell is also the only left-back available to Vieira at this moment in time, so bringing in Richards, who can play in multiple areas, would appear to be a smart decision.
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