Many Palace fans have responded on Twitter the latest transfer rumours that Shakhtar Donetsk Taras Stepanenko is being lined up the club.
According to reports from The Sun, Palace are considering a second attempt to go for the Ukranian international after allegedly missing out on a chance to sign him this summer.
The report says that Stepanenko will be allowed to leave the Ukranian side this summer, with £8m being the touted price.
The Sun referenced an agent called Barry O’Connor who said: “There has been plenty of interest, good, experienced players will always attract attention.”
The defensive midfielder has been at the club since 2010 and has amassed 285 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and getting 19 assists, according to Transfermarkt.
There’s been a pretty negative response from Crystal Palace fans on Twitter, who all seem to think that they have enough central midfielders in their squad at the moment after adding both Victor Camarasa and James McCarthy before the season – who have no starts between them in the league yet.
Here are some of the responses below…
Roy going for the controversial 2-7-1 formation.
— Lee (@MostLee_) September 27, 2019
New formation 3-7-0
— Sy Sez (@SuperSySez) September 27, 2019
— pdeagle84 (@pdeagle84) September 27, 2019
Good to know palace are planning to fill the gaping hole in central midfield, currently only covered by Milivojevic, Kouyate, Schlupp, Macarthur, Kouyate, Mcarthy, Riedewald, Camarasa, Meyer, Kirby and Dreher.
— Robert Nicholson (@rbnicholson) September 27, 2019
Getting close to that 11 midfielder strategy
— Toby Bowden (@TobyBowden) September 27, 2019
Calm down everybody it’s from the sun
— george (@georgejamho) September 27, 2019
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Please.. please, please can the links with midfielders stop and we be linked with options/replacements for RB & LB pic.twitter.com/ory3P7q8BR
— Aidan Keys (@AidanKeys) September 27, 2019
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