The Crystal Palace fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for their side to sign a new forward or two in January. The Eagles have struggled this season, and many of their problems can be traced back their failing attacking line.
A lot of pressure and expectation has been placed on Christian Benteke this season, and with good reason. The Eagles spent big money on him when he moved to London, and this season he simply hasn’t performed.
Clearly, then, if Palace are to survive this season, this needs remedying, and so talk in the Transfer Tavern has immediately shifted to whether they could look to sign a new forward in January.
It’s certainly a possibility, and owing to a recent poll ran by our landlord, it appears as though a fair few Crystal Palace fans would like to see a fellow Premier League struggler join the club. Michy Batshuayi has had a tough spell at Chelsea, but it hasn’t put fans of the Eagles off of him, with a whopping 75% of recently polled fans calling for their club to land him if given the opportunity.
Batshuayi has hardly played this season, but when he has featured he has often come through with important goals. Having scored both domestically and continentally, he’s proven his worth as a poacher if nothing else, and he’d no doubt score more if he got more game time.
At Palace, then, he could be a good fit, and he appears to be a popular name at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace fans – thoughts?
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