Marcus Bent reckons that failing to re-sign Gary Cahill is a massive mistake by his former side Crystal Palace.
Following two years with the Selhurst Park outfit, the experienced defender was released at the end of last season despite being offered a new contract.
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And whilst new manager Patrick Vieira has reacted to Cahill’s departure by bringing in Joachim Andersen from Lyon and highly-rated young Chelsea defender Marc Guehi, Bent couldn’t help but look back on a potentially poor decision from Palace.
When asked whether the Eagles might regret not keeping Cahill, he exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“I love him to bits, Gary. I don’t know why he’s not at a top club in the Premier League. It’s a massive mistake, but maybe he wants to move.
“But, if they’ve not tried to give him the contract that he deserves, they’ve made a mistake because he’s a good player, season pro and he knows the game.”
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