Speaking recently on the HLTCO Podcast, Dan Cook discussed Crystal Palace’s remaining transfer budget for the summer window.
So far over the summer transfer window, Palace have signed Eberechi Eze from Queens Park Rangers and Nathan Ferguson from West Bromwich Albion on permanent deals, as well as bringing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in on a loan deal. They have spent a total of £16.02 million thus far.
In terms of outgoings, the club have sold Alexander Sorloth to RB Leipzig in an £18 million deal, meaning that, at present, the club have made a £1.98 million profit over the summer transfer window, although, the price of Ferguson is set to be decided by a tribunal at some point in the near future.
According to some reports, Palace are still being linked with moves for players over what remains of the transfer window, and, speaking recently on the HLTCO Podcast, Cook shed some light on exactly how much the south London side have left in their kitty.
He said: “I think we probably will do our best to bring another [signing] in – I’m not 100% sure how much money we’d be willing to spend on that. There’s been plenty of suggestion that we’ve got up towards around £22-25 million if we see fit – that’s without a potential sale of Wilfried Zaha – but as of right now, there’s no imminent move on the horizon and that will probably be the case until after we’ve played Everton and into next week.”
From Cook’s comments, it is clear that the podcaster is of the belief that Palace still have around £22-25 million left to spend in the current transfer window, should they wish to move on any of their potential targets.
And, considering the fact that one of the players they have been linked with, Brentford’s Said Benrahma, reportedly has an asking price of around £20 million, going by Cook’s comments, the club has the funds to make that move happen.
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However, as yet, as the podcaster says, there are no imminent moves on the horizon for the club, so we will have to wait and see if that changes over the remaining days of the transfer window.