Crystal Palace turn attention overseas in striker search
Crystal Palace are being frustrated in their search for a striker this transfer window after missing out on Dominic Solanke, and have turned their attention overseas. agent sbobet Palace had hoped to bring in Solanke on loan, but Liverpool wanted a £2m loan fee, despite the forward facing six weeks out injured.The Eagles flew their own specialist medical advisor from New York to Liverpool to assess the player and the expert recommended that Palace did not proceed with the signing.Solanke ended up moving to Bournemouth on a permanent £19m deal.
Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan at Valencia from Chelsea, is one of Palace's overseas targets and a move for the Belgium international has not been ruled out, despite scout concerns that he is a little overweight. Palace scouts watched him playing against Manchester United in the Champions League in December. The 25-year-old has just one goal in 15 La Liga agent sbobet appearances for Valencia.Another target is Genoa's Poland international Krzysztof Piatek, who Palace have scouted eight times this season.
They have decided Piatek, 23, is not aggressive enough for their needs, while Greenwich-born QPR forward Ebere Eze is highly rated, but aged just 20 is not considered to be ready to break into the Palace first team. Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic, on loan from Benfica, was linked with Palace before Christmas, but his strike partner in Germany Ante Rebic is also the subject of interest.
Jovic's 17 goals in all competitions this season may make him too expensive to sign, but the 21-year-old Serbian's team-mate Rebic, who started for Croatia in their World Cup final defeat to France, may command a smaller fee.Rebic, 25, has five goals in 12 Bundesliga appearances agent sbobet this season and Palace have scouted both players. Striking options aside, Palace remain on the lookout for two wide players in anticipation of potentially losing Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend this summer.