May 25, 2024

Crystal Palace want £25m ace who has a ‘natural instinct’ for scoring, he’s a ‘top’ target for Hodgson

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New reports suggest that Crystal Palace are looking to improve their attackin g options and are now wanting to sign Kelechi Iheanacho.

Crystal Palace have looked strong in their first two games of the season but they have definitely lacked a strong attacking threat.

With Wilfried Zaha gone and Michael Olise injured, it is hard for them to score a lot of goals. Now, reports from the Evening Standard are saying they want to bolster their attack by signing Iheanacho.

The report goes on to say that Palace are chasing the Leicester striker. Apparently, the club will make a move for the player if Mateta leaves this summer. Hodgson has made him ‘one of his top transfer targets’.

Crystal Palace target Iheanacho

The 26 year-old would definitely be a great player for the club to sign this summer transfer window. They definitely need more attackers.

Even if Mateta were to stay, he only managed two goals last season and this adds a lot of pressure on current starter Odsonne Edouard.

In his 210 appearances for Leicester, Iheanacho has managed 56 goals and 34 assists. This is a great tally for the player.

His former manager Brendan Rodgers said the forward had a ‘natural instinct‘ for scoring goals and that is exactly what the club needs.

If he is a top target for Hodgson then the Eagles should be doing everything they can to try and bring the player to Selhurst Park. The player signed for Leicester for £25million.

Palace should be targeting a top half finish after being the the Premier League for over a decade and signings like Iheanacho would help boost the squad.

According to a report by Daily Mail, Crystal Palace and West Ham United are interested in Ronnie Edwards. The Hammers have been the latest club to scout England Under-20 international in action. And the youngster is also a target for several other well-known clubs, including Rangers and Bournemouth.

 

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony recently expressed his surprise at still having the player at the club, saying, “It’s an absolute joke Ronnie is still here. We are all amazed, and it’s not because we are being greedy or silly. I know three Premier League clubs will make bids for Ronnie before the transfer deadline. But they will sign other players first as they don’t want their first signing to be a 20-year-old from League One.”

Ronnie Edwards is one of the best young defenders in England, with pundits pinning him to be the next big thing in his homeland. The Englishman spent most of his formative years with Barnet FC before joining Peterborough United in August 2020.

The 20-year-old has been a regular for Peterborough United in the last three seasons despite his nascent years. And Edwards has turned out nearly 100 times for the League One club, chipping in with two assists. Meanwhile, he has made two appearances for the England Under-20 side. And the youngster’s progress has captured the attention of several clubs, including Crystal Palace and West Ham United.

Edwards has been on Crystal Palace’s radar for a long time. And reports in 2022 linked the South London club with the English whizkid. Meanwhile, amid uncertainties surrounding the futures of Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen, Edwards has emerged as a viable target. And he can be a long-term central defensive solution for Crystal Palace.

As for West Ham, they recently scouted the 20-year-old during Peterborough United’s 3-1 win over Barnsley in League One. And with Angelo Ogbonna well into his thirties, they can do with a young centre-back. In addition, while Konstantinos Mavropanos will soon join West Ham, they will do well to sign a prodigious defender like Edwards.

From a game-time point of view, Edwards will be better served joining Crystal Palace instead of West Ham. Meanwhile, Rangers and Bournemouth are also interested in the England Under-20 inter

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