Many Crystal Palace fans are reacting to the latest transfer news around the club which suggests James McCarthy could be leaving.
With Scottish midfielder James McArthur near to end of his career as he is now 33, it seems quite risky to let the Irishman leave unless an immediate replacement is brought in.
McCarthy’s exit would mean Palace could lack serious depth in midfield, and the news has seen fans desperate for the ‘key’ man to stay, while others ponder if he is indeed replaceable.
It is easy to see why supporters feel this way too – he has managed 2.2 tackles, one interception and 1.4 clearances per game this campaign, so he is vital to protecting the defence (WhoScored).
With his contract expiring in the summer, there is a real possibility that he could leave on a free, so the club need to act fast if they want to keep him, or at the very least secure a fee for his services.
Here is what Palace fans said following the news around McCarthy:
— PALACE XTRA 📰 (@cpfc_xtra) November 29, 2020
Tears in my eyes
— 🦅 (@OJB1905) November 29, 2020
let him go.
— james d (@jimmydring) November 29, 2020
It’s a sensible move for Palace, and was an unusual purchase for ourselves last year given that we have his clone already here. Meyer and McCarthy are expendable, with Luka not far behind. Frees up space on the 25 man roster.
— Andrew James Hepburn (@huffyref1) November 29, 2020
No chance he is key https://t.co/8tiUpk3ibe
— Amul Naik (@NaikAmul) November 29, 2020
Adios Amigo 👋👋👋
— Mr, D. Snr. (@MickDrane1) November 29, 2020
Would be gutted tbh
— LetsTalkPalace (@letstalkpalace) December 1, 2020
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