It’s been a slow transfer window for Crystal Palace so far, and Eagles fans will be hoping their club makes some signings soon.
Roy Hodgson steadied the Palace ship last season to guide them to a mid-table finish after a disastrous start under Dutchman Frank De Boer. The return of the influential Wilfried Zaha to the side, teamed with some fresh impetus put into the side by the Croydon-born manager saw Palace end up safe.
Crystal Palace fans will be concerned to see their key man, Wilfried Zaha, linked with a host of clubs. These rumours were given fuel by the fact Zaha turned down another lucrative contract.
There has also been a worrying lack of transfer activity at Selhurst Park. Vicente Guaita, a goalkeeper, joining on a free from Getafe the only business the Eagles have so far done. Despite their positive run of form under Hodgson, there are still issues that need addressing in the Palace side.
Aside from the over-reliance on talisman Wilfried Zaha, a goal-scoring striker was a problem. Big Belgian Christian Benteke netted just three Premier League goals last season. The clubs top goalscorer was midfield-battler Luka Milivojevic. The Serbian was helped by scoring plenty of penalties.
Palace fans will be pleased to see the club have bid £8.9m to bring in Maxime Gonalons from AS Roma. The player is seen to be somewhat of a natural replacement for the Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, who has left Selhurst Park.
Eagles fans will want to see more than just Gonalons brought to the club, and Hodgson to address the attacking imbalance at the club.
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