Crystal Palace bolstered their attack with the loan signing of Michy Batshuayi in the summer, and many fans are reacting as they still look to strengthen up front, with Mariano Diaz the latest name linked.
According to Sport, Palace and fellow Premier League sides Everton and West Ham are monitoring the £25million-rated Real Madrid striker. The forward has played 42 times in all competitions and only scored 11 times (Transfermarkt) and this is not the greatest record. Many Palace fans have various opinions on the rumour because of this, with one calling it a ‘horrible idea’.
Not only is his lack of goals worrying, but also the fact that he has only played 41 times in four years. This highlights that he isn’t really highly rated by Madrid, even though there is plenty of squad depth in front of him.
The signing seems like a bit of a risk, especially for a club who haven’t spent over £20million on one player since Mamadou Sakho in the 2017/18 season (Transfermarkt).
With the South London side already having a lot of experienced Premier League forwards at the club, it would probably be best if they spent their money elsewhere.
Here is how Palace fans reacted to the transfer update:
— (@samjackson_07) November 21, 2020
ok this would be a madness
— Ryan (@ExhilaratingEZE) November 21, 2020
Based on his stats (I haven’t seen him play) he doesn’t seem that impressive of a player. It looks like his best season was the 2017-2018 season where he had 18 goals and 4 assists in 34 games with Lyon. Since then he hasn’t managed more than 3 goals in a season. Warning signs. https://t.co/lLpkiOjnTT
— Alex Westry (@alex_westry) November 21, 2020
Rather not https://t.co/9Nv4VeHz2i
— Sam (@SWPalace) November 21, 2020
Why are all these players always linked with us, Everton and West Ham?
— Lifeline_gold (@LifelineGold) November 22, 2020
Would be a horrible idea
— LetsTalkPalace (@letstalkpalace) November 22, 2020
In other Palace news, many fans are not happy with this Premier League star being linked. Have a read who it is here!
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