The Athletic’s Crystal Palace correspondent Matt Woosnam has offered an update on the Eagles’ chances of signing a second striker this month, following the arrival of Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton.
Well, Woosnam issued the update when responding to a supporter on Twitter, while the pair were involved in a conversation regarding the cost of the Turkey international’s move to Selhurst Park.
While it was revealed that Tosun’s £100k-a-week wages were being covered by the south Londoners in full and a loan fee of £1m was also in order, Woosnam took it upon himself to offer a nugget of information about the chances of a second forward following the former Besiktas man.
Roy Hodgson’s side are in need of all the firepower they can get their hands on right now, as following Watford’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, Palace are now the joint-lowest scorers in the Premier League this season with just 20 goals in 22 outings.
The Athletic journalist wrote: “Realistically any striker who comes in this window (and I’m not ruling out a second, although it would be a late, permanent deal if it happens) is going to be expensive in terms of wages.”
Realistically any striker who comes in this window (and I'm not ruling out a second, although it would be a late, permanent deal if it happens) is going to be expensive in terms of wages.
— Matt Woosnam (@MattWoosie) January 13, 2020
It remains to be seen who this might be, although the Eagles have been linked with a host of names across Europe.
Hodgson’s side have been mentioned as a potential destination for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piątek, while it has also been reported that their interest in Michy Batshuayi has ‘cooled’ after Chelsea slapped a £45m price tag on the Belgian’s head.
Additionally, Palace are also said to be interested in Celtic attacker Odsonne Edouard, while that same report states that there is also a fondness for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
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With just over half of the January transfer window remaining, it certainly seems like Palace will do more business as talks over right-back Kyle Walker-Peters with Tottenham continue – however, Woosnam’s update has shed a glimmer of light on potential additions further up the field.
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