This week, Crystal Palace fans reacted to rumours surrounding a potential move for Dejan Lovren in the summer.
According to TEAMtalk, the Croatian centre-back is eager to make a move to London, which has also alerted Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham as well as the Eagles.
Would you like to see Dejan Lovren sign for Palace?
This news was shared online with Crystal Palace fans on Twitter via @CPFC_NEWS_HQ.
Many Palace fans think the recruitment of this player would be a bad idea. They don’t think he would be a welcome addition to their side, pleading with their club to avoid this transfer at all cost.
— Jakcpfc (@jakcpfc) March 30, 2020
— Joel (@JoelGray_) March 30, 2020
Absolutely not ain’t even as good as Scotty Dann would be 4th choice at least.
— Tony H (@hudders1971) March 30, 2020
Please this can’t be true.
— Armchair FC (@PalaceAlt) March 30, 2020
Imagine the sakho and dejan partnership again
— Asael Yangard (@THEDUBPRINCE) March 30, 2020
Are we actually ok
— G (@CPFC_GH) March 30, 2020
What do we think?
In nine Premier League appearances this season, Lovren averages a match rating of 7.14/10 according to WhoScored. He averages 1.4 tackles and 4.4 clearances per Premier League game.
His statistics suggest that Lovren still has a lot to offer a Premier League defence at the age of 30. However, his age also suggests that the centre-back may be past his prime. We can understand why these Eagles fans wouldn’t want to see their club invest in the Croatian.