Alan Pardew has been once again able to weave his magic at a club struggling against the threat of relegation after his Crystal Palace team have achieved two back-to-back victories since taking over.
Pardew surprised many by decided to quit Newcastle United, who appeared to be in a position to get a Europa league spot, for Palace who have been struggling with relegation for most of the season. However, the recent victories have helped Crystal Palace look at the potential top half finish come the end of the season. Keen to build on this improved form, the former West Ham manager says that he is looking at signing a few players this January transfer window.
Crystal Palace are likely to have made a significant transfer funds available for Pardew, who has revealed that the club are targeting at least four players in January.
They have already brought in Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo. Going by the recent goalscoring exploits of the Frenchman, it is clear that Crystal Palace will also want to sign a few more strikers in order to completely do away with the threat of relegation in the next few weeks. Crystal Palace are already up into 13th place and they are only a few points below Pardew’s former club – Newcastle United.
“I’ve enquired on three or four players to find out if they’re available. He’s a player that needs to get his career on the move again. He’s had a decent couple of games and made an impact.Wilf has got the ability but you need the strength, power and mental strength to be a Premier League player,” said Pardew about the possibility of signing new players and the future of Wilfried Zaha, who has found very little game time since returning to the club from Manchester United.