After 6 losses in 7 games, Alan Pardew is under pressure to strengthen the team in January to ensure Crystal Palace remain in the Premier League.
Eagles fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for the manager to add a striker to the squad after losing Conor Wickham, Loic Remy and Jonathan Benteke to injury, but who?
The Premier League is tough at the best of times, but with just two recognised strikers available, Pardew must bolster the front line to ensure Crystal Palace do not become embroiled in a relegation scrap.
The Eagles are just 3 points off the bottom 3 teams and Steve Parish, the Palace Chairman, MUST dig deep in January to secure the services of a forward to ease the pressure on Christian Benteke.
The big Belgian has scored 7 goals in the Premier League this season and is their main target man.
Their record signing, Benteke is a fantastic finisher and he is great in the air, but the punters in the Transfer Tavern are worried that Pardew’s over-reliance on his aerial ability means that they struggle to find a plan B in games.
Palace have been unlucky with their forwards this season; Loic Remy joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea in September and is yet to make a first-team appearance.
Meanwhile, Connor Wickham has shown glimpses of greatness, chipping in with 3 goals but a recent knee injury has halted his progress.
Pardew needs a striker that can add pace and clinical finishing to his attack. Benteke needs support or he’ll burn out and Palace need a robust forward that can offer a genuine plan B.
With that in mind, here are FOUR strikers who’d be perfect signings for Palace in January.
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