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Five players who should follow Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace…

Things are getting a bit desperate for Crystal Palace in the transfer market. The Eagles started the season poorly at home to West Brom, losing 1-0, in turn highlighting just where their weaknesses lie – lack of goalscorers.

For many this was a problem for the side from south London last season too and without their bright start to the 2015/16 campaign they would have been staring down the barrel of relegation.

The club have now sold Yannick Bolasie, one of their more attacking players and need to act fast if they want to stay in the league past this year. Andros Townsend has come in and many think he’ll be a good signing but he needs someone to cross the ball in to.

Even with Benteke the club could do with a few more players just to be sure and that’s where this FIVE come in…

Moussa Sissoko

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The Guardian think that Palace could use the money they received for Bolasie on the French midfielder Sissoko.

The Newcastle man performed well at EURO 2016 when given the chance and shone in the final despite being on the losing side suggesting Palace would be getting a good player.

Sissoko offers the ability to carry his team forward from midfield and that would suit Palace’s counter attacking game.

Robin Van Persie

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The Dutchman had reportedly been offered to the club earlier this Summer and you can’t deny that he’d give the Eagles a boost up front.

Van Persie is a proven Premier League goal-scorer and title winner with Manchester United and despite his age he’d surely be the difference between Palace staying up or going down to the Championship at the end of this season.

Ashley Young

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The Express has reported that the Eagles have seen a loan bid rejected for Young who they see as a potential replacement for the departed Bolasie. However, the former Watford man has so far failed to nail down a spot in Jose Mourinho’s side and with Palace having a ready made position for him another bid might just be in the offing. If any move did come off he’d surely bit a hit with the Selhurst Park crowd

Ravel Morrison

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Arguably English football’s biggest enigma at the moment, so many are waiting for Morrison to turn his obvious talent into something more substantial. He showed flashes of brilliance with West Ham and was considered one of the brightest prospects at Manchester United when he came through, it just hasn’t worked yet. He’s currently at Lazio but would probably jump at the chance to come home, worth a punt?

Oliver Burke

Palace are rumoured to have lodged a £8million bid for the young Scottish winger suggesting he too is seen as a replacement for Bolasie out wide.

Burke has featured in all of Nottingham Forest’s games so far this season, scoring once in the opening fixture against Burton Albion. Forest won that game but since have lost their next two league games meaning Burke might just find a move to Palace tempting.

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