Crystal Palace are in desperate need of new signings in January to move away from the Premier League bottom three.
The Eagles have struggled immensely in the current campaign, sitting just three points above the relegation zone after 15 games. Roy Hodgson has been over-reliant on Wilfried Zaha in the attack and goals have been hard to come by if the Ivorian has been below par. The only forward to have found the back of the net this season other than the former Manchester United winger is Andros Townsend.
With Christian Benteke struggling for both form and fitness and Connor Wickham also facing a spell on the sideline, a striker must be a priority in the upcoming January transfer window. Business will open in less a month, signing a regular goalscorer is a must for the former England manager.
The perfect addition to the squad could be Club Brugge forward – Wesley Moraes. Valued at £8.1m by Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old has been developing rapidly in the Belgium Premier League after ending last season with 11 goals in all competitions. The Brazilian has started the season in blistering form, netting seven goals already as well as notching two assists for his team-mates.
Moraes is a target man who would slot seamlessly into the Palace team. The youngster is fantastic at holding the ball up and bringing his team-mates into the game – he could help Zaha take his game to the next level. Despite being 6’2”, Moraes also has the pace to cause Premier League defenders plenty of problems. The forward is also extraordinarily strong meaning he would have no issues adapting to the physicality of life in England.
Moving to the Premier League would significantly improve his chances of receiving a call-up to the senior Brazilian national team.
Crystal Palace fans, thoughts?