Roy Hodgson is desperate to bolster his attacking options now the January transfer window is officially open.
Palace have been far too reliant on Wilfried Zaha in the final third with their current crop of attackers failing to impress. Christian Benteke has been devoid of any trace in form and fitness, with Jordan Ayew being unable to find the back of the net consistently since joining from Swansea. Young forward, Alexander Sorloth, has also struggled to break into the first-team and has been shipped out as a result.
If Palace are to steer away from the relegation zone, adding goals to the side is essential. The former England manager should look the abundance of talent in Ligue 1 to find his next exciting attacker.
The perfect addition to the squad would be Bordeaux forward – Samuel Kalu. Valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, the 21-year-old joined the club this summer from Gent as a replacement for Malcom who departed for Barcelona in a big-money deal. Kalu has hit the ground running in France, proving to be a crucial player for his side already.
The right winger has netted two goals in just nine Ligue 1 starts as well as registering two assists for his team-mates. His form did not go unnoticed, Kalu is now a regular for the senior Nigeria national team. The youngster has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League, possessing blistering pace that would cause plenty of headaches for defenders. His mazy dribbling skills make him a constant threat on the wing and the perfect partner for Zaha.
Kalu is still improving and developing with every game – the Eagles should do all they can to lure him to Selhurst Park.
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