If January brings excitement of the New Year to a normal person, for a football fan it brings the excitement of the mid-season transfer window. The transfer season that lasts for 30 days is key for teams to make necessary adjustments in their roster and prepare for the second half. We have already discussed possible arrivals and departures at Arsenal, Aston Villa, Burnley, and Chelsea. Here we continue our prediction of possible deals that will be made by Premier League clubs during this transfer window with a look at Crystal Palace and Everton.
After their great escape last season, Crystal Palace is once again battling against relegation this season. They want a few signings to beat the relegation battle once again.
Reported Targets: Yaya Sanogo, Gregor Balazic, Bafetimbi Gomis, Ashley Cole, Pape Souare
Possible Arrival: Yaya Sanogo (on loan from Arsenal)
Crystal Palace is desperate to sign a striker. If Neil Warnock can promise first-team football, then signing the young French forward on loan makes perfect sense for everyone.
Other possible arrival: Gregor Balazic — The Slovenian defender is a free agent in January. Neil Warnock hope the 6’3″ man’s physical presence will give them a boost at the back.
Possible Departure: Wilfried Zaha
According to the reports, Crystal Palace is looking to sign Sanogo and Gomis on loan. But the rules only allow a club to sign two players on loan. This forces Palace to send Wilfried Zaha, who is not the player Crystal Palace developed anymore, back to Manchester United.
Other Possible Departure: Dwight Gayle — Reports say Burnley and Leicester City are interested in the Crystal Palace forward, who is unsettled at the club. Palace may find it hard to resist should an offer of £5 million or more come up.