Crystal Palace are likely to spend most of the summer trying to sort out their attacking options.
Roy Hodgson has already made it clear that he wants to sign Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea permanently (Evening Standard), while he could be forced to look for a Wilfried Zaha replacement.
As well as that, Crystal Palace could also be in the market for a new midfielder, with Turkish newspaper Sabah (via Sport Witness) reporting that Fenerbahce are about to do battle with the south London club for Newcastle United’s Mohamed Diame.
With that in mind, here are two potential consequences of Crystal Palace landing Diame in the next transfer window.
Max Meyer Struggles To Find Starts
Max Meyer has not been the first name on Hodgson’s teamsheet this season, and that is unlikely to change should Crystal Palace sign Diame.
The Newcastle man is probably a much better fit in the middle of the park for the Eagles boss, providing strength and tireless running.
A much safer bet, it would not be a surprise to see Hodgson deploy Diame there while using Meyer as a squad option for the flanks.
Roy Hodgson Uses 4-3-3
4-3-3 is just one system Hodgson has used this season, and it is one the Selhurst Park faithful could see more often next term if Diame arrives.
Alongside Luka Milivojevic and Cheikhou Kouyate, the 31-year-old could help form a midfield trio that brings plenty of power and energy to the engine room.
Perhaps not the most exciting of midfields, but it is one that looks capable of doing exactly what Hodgson wants.
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