Introducing: The man Crystal Palace must sign in January, Jay Rodriguez

Introducing: The man Crystal Palace must sign in January, Jay Rodriguez

Crystal Palace currently find themselves in a spot of bother just outside of the relegation zone at this moment in time, having struggled to ensure consistency.

The Eagles will be desperate to climb up the table and into a promising position, with a successful January transfer window helping their cause massively.

Indeed, the biggest problem Palace have faced this season is producing goals at the pinnacle of the attack, which has made it almost impossible for them to grind out positive results.

But, with the January transfer window on the horizon, Palace have the opportunity to cure all of their problems.

Crystal Palace haven’t been able to get the best out of their strikers this season as the likes of Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew and Alexander Sorloth have only produced one goal between them.

Therefore, the January transfer window will be of huge importance as Roy Hodgson desperately needs to secure the services of an attacker that can guarantee goals and assists in the side.

One player that is enjoying a very impressive season in the Championship is West Bromwich Albion’s Jay Rodriguez, who has scored 10 goals and provided two assists so far.

The forward proved that he has what it takes to score goals in the Premier League during his time at the Hawthorns and Southampton, so the Eagles wouldn’t be taking a gamble by securing his services.

Of course, with supporters dreaming about a striker that can provide goals at the pinnacle of the attack at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace hero Andy Johnson springs to mind. The striker impressively averaged one goal every two games, with 85 in 161 appearances.

Indeed, goals were never hard to come by when Johnson was around as he spent four seasons hammering the goals in, many of which helped the Eagles gain promotion to the Premier League in the 03/04 season.

Jay Rodriguez already has 10 goals to his name in the current campaign without even being halfway through the season, as he continues to display his predatory instincts and incredible finishing ability. So, having already shown he has what it takes to produce a consistent flow of goals in the top-flight of English football, perhaps he can give supporters something to shout about by becoming the next Andy Johnson if Palace make the move in January.

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