Palace going big in the transfer market
Crystal Palace are reportedly in talks to sign ex-Arsenal target Yannick Carrasco on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The Eagles have struggled in recent weeks, having gone six games without a win in all competitions.
Disappointing results against Southampton, Norwich and Derby County have put a dampener on their campaign, but Palace are still 11th in the Premier League table.
Possibly as a result of their struggles, Palace have been linked with a few players in the transfer window.
The Eagles have already signed Everton striker Cenk Tosun on loan, with the Turkish international having scored against Manchester City in his first game.
Now, they’re reportedly in talks over an ambitious signing.
Carrasco to Crystal Palace?
According to Sky Sports, Palace are in talks over the loan signing of Yannick Carrasco.
It’s claimed: ‘Carrasco wants to leave China and is currently training in Belgium, but Palace have yet to reach an agreement to sign the 26-year-old.’
Despite Palace’s interest, Sky go on to explain that it’s yet to be seen whether Carrasco would be willing to join the Eagles.
Though, ‘there is hope given his desire for a move back to Europe’ according to their report.
Carrasco has been in China at Dalian Yifang since 2018.
During that time, the Belgian has scored 24 goals and assisted 17 in 52 games.
He was also heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer, but a move never came to fruition.
Now, he could be on his way to Selhurst Park.
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Tosun hints at permanent stay
Loan striker Cenk Tosun has also hinted that he wants to stay at Palace beyond his current deal.
Speaking about the number 23, as cited by Football London, Tosun explained that it’s his favoured number because of Michael Jordan.
However, he was unable to get his number at Palace, as that was Victor Camarasa’s before he left.
He then suggested that ‘one day’ he may get his favoured number at Palace:
“Then here, when I came to Palace, it was Victor Camarasa’s number, who has left now, so who knows, maybe I’ll get my Michael Jordan shirt number here one day,” he explained.
“Then again, maybe No.20 will bring me luck as well!”