Roy Hodgson suggests he’s not happy with Crystal Palace’s business

Not happy in the slightest

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has suggested that he’s not happy with the club’s business so far in the January transfer window.

Palace are not in the most comfortable of positions right now.

They, Southampton and Burnley are all sat just above the Premier League relegation zone.

With that in mind, you would have expected the Eagles to dive into the transfer market to ensure their survival.

That hasn’t exactly been the case with Palace’s only first-team signing coming in the form of Bakary Sako.

The winger rejoined the club for free after spending some time at West Brom.

The only other signing so far is Lucas Perri who is a young goalkeeper and is considered to be the fourth choice shot-stopper.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace (R) applauds Match Referee Andre Marriner after being shown a yellow card which leads to his sending-off during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

“A goalkeeper was far from my player on a list of priorities”

Now, Hodgson has spoken out about the transfer window so far.

He claimed that the club have brought in one player he wanted, Sako.

Though, in terms of the goalkeeper, he was far down the list of players he wanted.

“We have brought in one player that I wanted in Bakary Sako – I think he will help us,” Hodgson explained, as quoted by the Daily Mirror. 

“I was told we brought in two players but to be honest, I don’t really count the young goalkeeper who is here with a view to the future and with a view to us assessing him over the next six months.

“A goalkeeper was far from my player on a list of priorities because we have three very good goalkeepers at a senior level.”


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Why a Jamie Vardy precedent means Crystal Palace’s Zaha faces extended ban

The big news for Palace today is that Wilfried Zaha is facing an extended ban.

The winger was sent off after sarcastically clapping the referee during the clash with Southampton.

Now, he could be facing longer on the sidelines.

Click here to find out why. 

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