Crystal Palace are not ‘looking’ to make any permanent signings during the January window, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.
The Eagles find themselves hovering in the middle of the table following a mixed start to the season, but reinforcements are definitely needed should they not want to get dragged into a potential relegation battle.
Patrick Vieira’s side have been linked to several players this month, predominantly Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Aston Villa’s Danny Ings on a loan basis, though any kind of deal is yet to come to fruition.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that Palace aren’t keen on signing any new players permanently this month, likely as a result of the transfer funds that would be required. He said:
“The noises out of Crystal Palace suggest that signing someone permanently for a lot of money isn’t really what they’re looking at at the moment. So I’m not sure that the two are going to go hand in hand.”
TIF thoughts on Palace’s next move…
Palace do already have an exciting crop of talent available to them, but if the opportunity was to arise, completing a move for Ings would be a massive coup.
The Villans striker has clocked up 87 goal contributions in 188 Premier League appearances, showing how prolific he is in the final third and the level of experience he’s got in the top flight.
Ings’ contract in the Midlands is set to expire in 2024, meaning that a cut-price deal could be available, though waiting until the summer to make an approach might be the more sensible option.