With Crystal Palace are in all sorts of trouble as they are loitering aimlessly in the relegation zone with 25 points after 27 outings, a demotion certainly appears to be on the cards, to be honest. To worsen their morale, their veteran attacking midfielder, Yohan Cabaye, has been linked with a move to the Turkish Super Lig side, Besiktas.
The reigning Turkish top tier champions should be a tempting endeavour for the Frenchman, implying that the Premier League outfit must opt for some prospective targets to replace Cabaye and here are three players they can definitely look to sign.
Filling the shoes of Cabaye (if he leaves Selhurst Park in the summer transfer window) would not be an easy task for Crystal Palace, but considering the truckloads of experience Hamburg’s midfielder Aaron Hunt has cultivated under his belt, he would be an ideal replacement.
The 30-year-old has made a total of 13 appearances for the German Bundesliga outfit so far this term, scoring 2 goals and carving 1 assist from creating 11 chances. Hunt can ply his trade from the wings, as well as from the no. 10 slot and would seamlessly slot in Crystal Palace’s tactical structure.
After a dismal career at Newcastle United, Remy Cabella was eventually sold to Ligue 1 outfit, Marseille, and has managed 20 appearances for the Phocians, scoring 1 goal, bagging 4 assists, 4 chances and not to mention that he has registered a staggering pass completion rate of 86%.
However, the French international does have some unfinished business in England and if the London-based outfit manage to lay their hands on this French international, they will be able to boast of a threatening attacking arsenal.
The versatile Southampton attacker who can play on either wing as well as a no.10, Nathan Redmond would be an ideal replacement for Cabaye. The 22-year-old has become an integral part of the Saints’ offensive setup, having bagged 6 goals in 38 appearances apart from 1 assist in all competitions for Claude Puel’s side, and is a delightful player to watch when on song.
He might be a flamboyant figure in the final third but it is his consistency that makes him one of the hottest prospects currently available in the Premier League. Southampton do have the drawback of selling their key players at the end of every season in the top flight and if the Eagles launch a tempting bid, they can expect to lure Redmond to the Selhurst Park.
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