Despite Crystal Palace signing Jean-Philippe Mateta, it feels like more is needed to stop them slipping into the relegation battle. Journalist Dominic Fifield has provided an update on if the club have any more plans in January.
Fifield’s update on Palace
The journalist was asked if he ‘realistically’ sees any new signings coming to the club before the window shuts. He replied: “We’ll see. It’s not going to be easy given the state of the market, and availability of prospects (they have to think long-term), but let’s see.”
Planning for the future
The defence is a big issue for Roy Hodgson’s side. They have only kept two clean sheets in the league and have also conceded 36 goals (SofaScore). This is the second-worst in the division.
The likes of Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann, James Tomkins and Cheikhou Kouyaté are all 30-years-old or older, and there needs to be some new blood at the back.
Here Fifield has revealed the scheme that Palace are looking to use for the transfer windows both now and in the future and that is a focus on long-term prospects. With the age of the defensive line, this makes complete sense.
Fifield seems to believe not much is planned in the closing days of this month’s window, but the fact the club are thinking ‘long-term’ is still a good sign, as the Eagles have the oldest squad in the Premier League.
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