Dan Cook has claimed on the HLTCO podcast that transfer target Antoine Semenyo would fit the mould if signed by Crystal Palace.
The Eagles’ interest in Semenyo certainly isn’t new as they were heavily linked with a move for the Bristol City attacker in the summer as Patrick Vieira looked to bolster his attacking options, although nothing was able to come to fruition.
As the January transfer window is now just a few weeks away from opening, links have started to emerge once again between Palace and Semenyo who’s had a solid first half of the season registering five goal involvements across all competitions.
Cook believes that if Palace do pursue and end up signing Semenyo he would be someone that would fit the mould at Selhurst Park given his age profile and ability on the ball.
(8:40) “The fact that his name continues to crop up in links with ours suggests that there is a degree of synergy there and I think he does fit the mould for what a Crystal Palace player should be in 2022.
Do you want Palace to sign Semenyo?
“I can fully see that Dougie Freedman and recruitment staff would view him as an ideal candidate to come into our squad.”
TIF Thoughts on links to Semenyo…
While it would be a difficult deal to complete as Bristol City wouldn’t want to sell their star player midway through the season when they are trying to fight off the threat of relegation, money always talks.
Therefore, if Palace are serious about signing Semenyo then they’ll have to stump up the cash and considering he had a £12 million price tag in the summer, that may now be closer to £15 million given it’s an awkward time for clubs to sell and he’s now got World Cup experience under his belt.
If that was to be the ballpark for Semenyo around the £15 million mark, it would put him just outside of the top five most expensive signings in the club’s history, which is a lot of pressure on someone that’s never played Premier League football, so a lot of factors must be considered next month.