Embroiled in a relegation scrap towards the end of last season, Crystal Palace will look ahead to the new campaign with the hope of climbing up the table, and look set to do so with Dutchman Frank de Boer at the helm.
When news emerged that De Boer was to succeed Sam Allardyce, Eagles fans at the Transfer Tavern came through the doors with huge smiles on their faces, excited by the prospect of the Ajax legend guiding their club to glory.
A big fan of De Boer, our landlord went searching for a gossip with fans, hoping to catch their opinions on where the Dutchman needs to strengthen the squad this summer.
If Wilfried Zaha departs as many fear, then our landlord suggests Palace strike for Montpellier winger, Ryad Boudebouz.
An Algerian team mate of Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, the 27-year-old has become one of the most consistent wide men in the French league.
Boudebouz was sensational last season, finding the net 11 times and recording a further 9 assists from the wide position, and goals from the flanks will be key if Palace are to rise up the Premier League table.
The player will cause Premier League defences nightmares if he moves to south London this summer, and De Boer needs to add the player to his Palace overhaul.
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