An update has emerged on Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, regarding Crystal Palace’s interest in his services.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Eagles are in contact with Sassuolo over a deal for French attacker Boga.
The Tweet does not go into any further details, with no transfer fee mentioned or how open to a transfer the Serie A side are for the ex-Chelsea man with less than 48 hours to go before the window slams shut. However, L10 Sport reported earlier this summer that they rejected a £20m offer from Atalanta for his services.
Crystal Palace fans will be buzzing with this news as it shows an ambition from the club to significantly strengthen their squad further before the end of the transfer window on Tuesday. Patrick Vieira must now ensure that he can get this deal over the line for his fellow countryman, to bolster his attacking options alongside the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise and the injured Eberechi Eze.
After three Premier League matches, Conor Gallagher is the only player who has scored for Palace and Christian Benteke is the only player with an assist. This comes after only two players managed more than four league goals last season and two players provided more than three assists, suggesting that Palace’s squad is not overflowing with attacking quality.
Therefore, bringing in a player who could score and assist goals at a decent rate could get the fans excited and that is what Boga could do. The Frenchman has produced 18 goals and five assists over the last three seasons, whilst starting this season off with one assist in two Serie A appearances.
The £16k-per-week gem’s ex-coach at Chelsea, Michael Beale, also once lauded, saying: “The most unique talent and I’m talking in a window of being 13/14 and he just beat the other team possibly on his own is a young boy called Jeremie Boga.
“He just beat teams on his own, such a lovely boy. I thought wow, this boy is a supreme talent. he can stop and go and over three or four yards, he can just drift past you.”
This, along with his statistics in Serie A, shows that he has talent and could be a quality signing for the Eagles if they can get the deal over the line.
If he is able to translate his goalscoring talents over from Italy to the Premier League, then he could be an excellent addition to the team and a player the fans would love to see play at Selhurst Park.