Crystal Palace new-boy Joachim Andersen has been hailed as a coup signing by former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Andersen has joined the Eagles from French outfit Lyon for a fee reported to be in the region of £20million.
Palace, under new manager Patrick Vieira following his appointment last month, made their move after the central defender impressed despite being unable to stop Fulham from suffering an immediate return to the Championship last season.
Should Andersen be seen as a coup signing for Palace?
His impressive form in the Premier League led to Tottenham Hotspur also being interested in acquiring the 25-year-old.
However, Andersen has committed his long-term future to Palace after penning a five-year contract.
Palmer believes the arrival of Andersen should be seen as a statement of intent as former Arsenal captain Vieira looks to impress in his first managerial job in the Premier League.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, he said: “It is a coup for Palace. Tottenham are a massive football club and for Crystal Palace to get him amid all the speculation linking him to all the other clubs is really good.
“I’m sure that’s down to Patrick Vieira and it’s a really good signing.”