Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace can guarantee Premier League safety if they land Moses and Mikel this month

Crystal Palace can guarantee Premier League safety if they land Moses and Mikel this month

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is hoping to do some business this month with the striker position one area the 71-year-old seems intent on strengthening.

But as well as that, Hodgson could also look to bring in a new winger and midfielder with moves for a current Chelsea player and ex-Blue said to be in the works.

The Breakdown

According to TEAMtalk, Crystal Palace are trying to sign their ex-player Victor Moses and his former team-mate at Stamford Bridge and the Nigeria national team John Obi Mikel in what would be a shrewd bit of business.

The Eagles could do with another attacking player with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend Hodgson’s only real options, while some added experience would also go a long way in the south London club’s bid to avoid relegation.

In Moses and Mikel, Crystal Palace would be getting just that. The former has fallen out of favour at Chelsea following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, though with his pace and dribbling he still has a lot to offer to an outfit such as the Eagles.

Meanwhile, Mikel, who is a free agent after leaving Tianjin Teda, has the sort of experience and calmness in midfield that would give Crystal Palace an advantage over most of the teams around them.

Whatever happens come the end of the transfer window, Crystal Palace have enough about them to finish above the relegation zone and comfortably. But with Moses and Mikel, they could pretty much start planning for the next Premier League season.

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