Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace to take advantage of 54-cap international’s clause, West Ham also interested

Crystal Palace fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been a cheery bunch of late with Sam Allardyce’s arrival as manager looking likely to bring the desired effect: Premier league safety.

‘Big Sam’ replaced Alan Pardew with the Eagles in trouble over the winter period and after a slow start at Selhurst Park the ex-England manager has got the Londoners playing some excellent football which has helped them to four wins in their last six matches.

Palace fans are now confident that their side will stay up and are looking towards the summer transfer window with intrigue, making The Sun’s report that Glen Johnson is a target all the more interesting.

The 32-year-old 54-cap England international has been impressive at Stoke since leaving Liverpool in 2015 but with the right-back having not played enough games this season to trigger a clause to extend his deal at the bet365 Stadium, he looks set to leave on a free transfer.

Allardyce is understood to be attracted to the defender’s experience, while West Ham, whom Johnson used to play for, are also in the running.

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