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Matt Woosnam expects Patrick Vieira to use his contacts for advice, not just transfers

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The Athletic’s Crystal Palace reporter Matt Woosnam believes that Eagles manager Patrick Vieira will use his contacts in football for advice and not necessarily just for transfers. 

Vieira has been in charge of his new side for over a month now and has overseen Crystal Palace’s pre-season campaign, as well as adding to his squad, bringing in four new players to Selhurst Park.

The new signings are Michael Olise who joined from Reading, Jacob Montes from Georgetown University, Marc Guehi from Chelsea and Joachim Anderson, who arrived from Lyon.

have also been linked with a move for youngster Morgan Rodgers, according to the Daily Mail, but Woosnam believes that Vieira will use his contacts in the game for advice and not just transfers.

He told This Is Futbol: “Maybe it does help to have that contact with Arsenal, but equally he obviously worked at Man City didn’t he, first of all as an ambassador and then in their academy. 

“So, again there are players from there, you know. I think there’s been talk of Morgan Rodgers for example, I think there’s a possibility that he will certainly use his contacts in football to help him, there’s no doubt about that, but whether that comes with transfers, I wouldn’t have thought that would be a major thing in terms of transfers, but more just sort of taking advice from people.”

Vieira has been there, seen it, and done it as a player, both at club level and on the international stage. The Frenchman lifted the Premier League title on three occasions with Arsenal, as well winning five FA Cups.

He was also highly successful in his time in Italy, as he won five Serie A titles, two Italian Super Cups, as well as getting his hands on the Champions League whilst with Inter Milan. As an international, he also lifted the World Cup and the European Championship with France.

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