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According to Mike McGrath of The TelegraphCrystal Palace is interested in signing Ciaran Clark from Newcastle United.
Which is the word?
Palace is claimed to be reportedly seeking a move for Clark with a view to replacing Mamadou Sakho, who has been heavily linked to him. Selhurst Park departure.
You want Crystal Palace to sign Ciaran Clark?
Roy Hodgson has managed to pull the Eagles out of the Premier League relegation zone and may look to January additions to keep them out of the bottom three with McGrath reporting that he could attempt to steal a march in one of your closest rivals grabbing Clark right under their noses.
Worse than Gary Cahill
This just series of another panic purchase, right?
Meanwhile he £ 4 million The 31-year-old, whose current deal at St James’ Park ends this summer, wouldn’t necessarily be a bad option as it wouldn’t cost Palace president Steve Parish a lot of money – the Eagles should just aim to show off a little. higher in the winter transfer window if they want to upgrade their squad.
Hodgson has struggled to find consistency alongside Cheikhou Kouyate, with Gary Cahill and Scott Dann fighting for the spot, but there are still questions about both center-backs, while James Tomkins has done little to impress when asked as well.
But Hodgson may be reluctant to follow through on an offer if he takes a closer look at his defensive contributions in terms of numbers. 3.9 clearances per game compared to Cahill 4.4, a passing success rating of 79.9% thaw 86.3% – not exactly the numbers that scream that Clark is worth his reported Wages of £ 35,000 per week.
It has also been criticized in the past for poor performances while in international service with the Republic of Ireland.
With the Palace team the oldest of the Premier League Today, a mile away, Hodgson may be better off looking for a considerably younger and more suitable replacement.
And in other news, Crystal Palace failed a stunt with Brentford forward Ivan Toney …