Sunday, October 2, 2022

Crystal Palace Interested In This 29 Year Forward: Should Hodgson Make This Move?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Crystal Palace are presently having the worst start of the season in the history of the Premier League so far, being the first team to lose all their first seven matches of the season without scoring a single goal. They have also conceded as many as 17 goals so far this season and are now stranded on the last position in the league table, looking at the dreaded possibility of an acrimonious exit at the end of the season.

However, the Eagles are not yet giving up hope and are gearing up to revamp their team for the matches in the future. They are eyeing a number of players who might give them the much-needed impetus to turn their season around by scoring goals, getting them out of the situation they are currently in.

Reportedly, the Premier League club is showing interest in the forward from Mali, Cheick Diabate, who is currently playing in the Turkish Super Lig for Osmanlispor. The 29-year-old has been a part of the side since 2016 but has failed to feature for the side on a regular basis so far, which indicates towards a possibility of him leaving the side in the next transfer window.

The centre-forward has fallen down the pecking order in the Turkish side and has made only 16 appearances so far for them. However, his past career records with clubs like Bordeaux, Ajaccio and Metz are evidence of how good a player he can turn out to be when given the right chance and has attracted the attention of the Eagles. He also can be a handful to restrict from getting into the opposition box, given his immense physical presence that can be problematic for any top class defender to handle.

Diabate can turn out to be a genuine striker who can play tirelessly for the Premier League outfit and can also score crucial goals for them. He has ample energy and exuberance left in him to compete in the top flight and can also bring his experience into use to lift the South Londoners out of trouble.

Though the 29-year-old forward has failed to impress at his current club and has scored only six goals so far for them, a potential move to the Premier League might be a boost for him and his career. The move can be beneficial for both the player as well as club, as they might compliment each other very well. Hopefully, the fast-paced style of English football might not be tough for Diabate to handle and will not be a detrimental factor for him in the Premier League.

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