The appointment of Patrick Vieira as manager could be a game-changer for Crystal Palace when it comes to signings, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
After missing out on the likes of Nuno Espirito Santo and Lucien Favre, Steve Parish and the rest of the Palace board turned to Vieira and decided to make the Frenchman Roy Hodgson’s successor.
Since then, the south London club have gone on to sign the likes of Conor Gallagher, who snubbed Palmer’s old side Leeds United in the process, and Joachim Andersen. And Palmer believes more players will be lured to Selhurst Park by Vieira’s presence.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the Arsenal legend’s recent appointment, he said:
“It’s a game changer in terms of attraction. Who wouldn’t want to play for a legend of the game, Patrick Vieira?
“He was a phenomenal football player, phenomenal football player, so he will have huge pulling power for his name.
“I think it’s a good signing for Crystal Palace and it could be a good fit for Patrick Vieira.”
On top of Gallagher and Andersen, Palace have also brought in Marc Guehi from Chelsea, who is arguably one of the most promising centre-backs in the country right now, so this is turning out to be a really good transfer window for the Eagles.