Crystal Palace are looking to return to former transfer target Fyodor Chalov when the transfer window opens in the summer, but they will be in a bidding war with fellow Premier League sides Brighton and West Ham, according to the Mirror, via HITC.
The striker, who currently plays for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League, was subject to a bid from Palace that was worth around £14 million last summer. They know now that this will not be enough if they were to bid again as the he will reportedly cost closer to £25 million.
This season, the 21-year-old has played 22 times in the Russian League, per Transfermarkt, and has scored five times, whilst contributing also with five assists.
It is a good move for Crystal Palace looking for younger players who can play in the squad for multiple seasons as they have on average the second oldest squad in the Premier League, per 101 Great Goals.
Also, it would take some of the weight off of Jordan Ayew’s shoulders, as the forward’s eight goals this season have provided the Eagles with 17 of their points this campaign, via Transfermarkt.
It would be an interesting signing, possibly risky because it is not known whether Chalov is Premier League quality. However, if Palace can manage to lower the asking price, it could be a risk worth taking.
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