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Crystal Palace still interested in Antoine Semenyo

Crystal Palace are looking to reignite their interest in another Championship starlet…

 What’s the word?

According to Alan Nixon, speaking on his Patreon, the Eagles are still keen on Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo.

Although, they may face a snag this season due to the player changing representation.

AFC Bournemouth and Everton are also noted as interested, but it seems all may be made to wait due to this complication. 

Previous reports this month have stated he could cost £12m.

He could be their Gabriel Jesus

Jesus’ instant impact at Arsenal has outlined the transformative ability he possessed that was kept somewhat under wraps at Manchester City.

However, his two goals and three assists in their opening four games are suggestive of someone who is more than a goal scorer. His presence, although only standing at 5 foot 8, has seemingly been the final piece in Mikel Arteta’s puzzle.

Should Crystal Palace sign Antoine Semenyo?





Semenyo could have a similarly transformative effect on Palace, as he too only stands at 5 foot 9 and possesses incredible creativity to go alongside his goalscoring.

Eight goals and 12 assists last season in just 31 appearances instantly paints the picture of a striker whose preference is to create, and this can be further exacerbated by his 1.1 key passes per 90.

That’s not to claim that he is not still a lethal finisher, with journalist Owuraka Ampofo labelling him “clinical”.

Whilst Jesus is flanked by the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, the quality would not decrease should Semenyo move to Selhurst Park.

Feeding Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise, the 22-year-old would surely see his numbers explode.

With a track record of bringing talent from the Championship and nurturing it into remarkable Premier League talent, perhaps this could mark an Eberechi Eze or an Olise repeat.

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Semenyo has also started the season in a similarly prolific fashion, with two goals upon his return from injury in just 47 minutes of football.

Perhaps investing now would be a smart move from Patrick Vieira, who could grab his own Jesus for a fraction of the price. A creative master with an eye for goal.