Date: 8th January 2021 at 1:40pm
Written by: reporter Sam Inkersole has been speaking on a recent video on Twitter about transfer news from many of the London-based clubs in the Premier League.

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One of the teams that Inkersole spent a bit of time covering was Crystal Palace, and he revealed his thoughts on the Eagles potentially signing Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce.

The Turkish international midfielder has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park, and it seems as if Inkersole believes that he could be the ideal signing for Roy Hodgson’s men.

He said: “He’s [a] decent defensive midfielder, Turkish defensive midfielders are normally pretty technical, might have a bit of a nasty streak in them as well, which is always good.

“I think that might be something that Palace need, because outside of Wilfried Zaha, who gets stroppy at quite a few things, they don’t really have that killer instinct in that team.

“So, I think he would be a decent signing for Palace for sure, and I think he would cost less than £10m.

“Any Premier League signing for less than £10m represents a good deal.”

Do you think Palace need to sign Tufan?

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TIF Thoughts on Tufan…

The 25-year-old has made 149 appearances for his current club, including 20 appearances in European competition.

He also has 55 caps for Turkey and is valued at just £9m by Transfermarkt, so you would think that Palace could sign Tufan for a reasonable price.

However, they do have plenty of players who can play as both a defensive midfielder and as a central midfielder, which makes us wonder if the Eagles really need to sign Tufan.

We think that since Palace have only scored 22 goals in the league this season and Wilfried Zaha is directly responsible for ten of them, maybe they should look at bringing in some attacking reinforcements rather than signing Tufan.