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Sport CPFC could finally axe £120k-p/w flop who "can't do anything" by signing 22 y/o beast - opinion

21:22  16 january  2022
21:22  16 january  2022 Source:   footballfancast.com

Imagine him & Edouard: Palace eye "extraordinary" £9m-rated gem who's shades of Wright - opinion

  Imagine him & Edouard: Palace eye Nketiah has been linked once again to a move to Crystal Palace, with the potential of forming a deadly partnership with Edouard.There is no doubt that they will be hoping to continue to climb the table for a top-half finish in Patrick Vieira’s first season in charge, and now they are rumoured to make a new addition in the transfer window that could help them achieve it.

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Crystal Palace have been enjoying a great start to their season so far, with the side signing a number of young players who have been important to their good form in the Premier League, and the good business could continue into the January transfer window if Patrick Vieira can make an important decision.

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According to MailOnline, Burnley are interested in signing Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace to replace Chris Wood, who left the club this week to join Newcastle United, leaving Sean Dyche’s side in a weak position whilst battling relegation this season.

"I don't think..": Reliable journo reveals Palace transfer blow, fans will be gutted - opinion

  Tom Barclay has told GIVEMESPORT that Crystal Palace would be unlikely to secure the signing of Borja Mayoral.The French manager brought in a number of new players in the summer transfer window last year, but he may not be able to secure a rumoured target.

The report suggests that Burnley have made an enquiry for the Palace striker and the South London club are open to selling Benteke during January, but are only interested in a fee of between £10m-£12m.

Vieira must axe Benteke to sign Nketiah

The Eagles have been strongly linked to signing Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal this month, but with Mikel Arteta trying to squash the rumours by insisting he will stay with him at the Emirates, the move could be set back until the summer when the 22-year-old will be out of contract unless Palace are in a position to offer a high bid for the striker.

They could discover the money to do exactly that by axing Benteke before the window closes.

The £120k-per-week Palace forward has been subject to his fair share of criticism over his time at the club with former Eagles midfielder, John Salako, claiming Benteke “can’t do anything” back in 2019:

Vieira can finally axe £30k-p/w flop in Palace swoop for "electric" £9m-rated monster - opinion

  Vieira can finally axe £30k-p/w flop in Palace swoop for Crystal Palace are reported to be releasing Mateta from his loan deal to go elsewhere, and Vieira can fill the gap with Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah.With Patrick Vieira steering the club in the right direction he now goes into his second transfer window, and there is already an incoming and an outgoing transfer rumoured.

“I really feel for the lad to a point because he just can’t do it. It’s like he’s got his boots on the wrong feet. He just can’t do anything right; it’s amazing.”

Benteke has been a loyal player to Palace with 37 goals and 12 assists in 168 appearances, but at 32-years-old, it could be the perfect opportunity for Vieira to move him on and inject further youth into the squad, developing the future of the team by giving more opportunity to the likes of Michael Olise and using the money made on the sale to Burnley to purchase a young striker in Nketiah.

The Clarets will surely be keen to sign a striker as soon as possible to boost their chances of survival after losing Wood, so the French manager must make an important decision quickly on whether he cashes in on Benteke or not.

In other news: Aaron Ramsey to Crystal Palace is feasible

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Pundits slam 'appalling' VAR decision to award Liverpool penalty .
Liverpool were once again firmly in the firing line as a penalty decision caused much controversy amongst fans and pundits alike. The Reds were awarded a spot-kick late on when Diogo Jota collided with Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita in the area. Despite the ball still being within reach and the Portuguese ace being stopped in his tracks, there was conjecture as to whether the penalty would be awarded. Following a lengthy VARThe Reds were awarded a spot-kick late on when Diogo Jota collided with Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita in the area.

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