The Crystal Palace fans sure are an excited bunch in the Transfer Tavern at present following the news they have just received about their new manager.
Dutchman, Frank de Boer was handed the Palace reigns on Monday and with the promise of attractive football on the horizon – the Palace fans in the Tavern are looking forward to seeing the type of football that their side will produce during the 2017/18 season.
One player that our landlord knows de Boer would have liked to have at his disposal is Mamadou Sakho, who was on loan at the Eagles last season. However, the fee placed on Sakho’s head by his club side, Liverpool, has really put a spanner in the works and it is yet to be seen whether or not the Palace hierarchy will want to spend that much money on the Frenchman which has led to them looking at alternative options in the centre of defence.
Though the Eagles in the Tavern are disappointed that they may not sign Sakho permanently, this has not stopped the debate starting over which centre backs De Boer should be looking at and there has been some interesting names thrown into the mix.
So with that said, let’s take a look at the two options that Frank de Boer has to sign if he cannot sign Mamadou Sakho…