Scoring goals seems to be at the heart of Crystal Palace’s problems this season, as Roy Hodgson’s side have scored a measly 19 goals in 21 games.

With several departments looking quite thinly spread, here’s a look at some players Crystal Palace could sign in the transfer window.

5. Wilfried Kanon

Wilfried Kanon of ADO Den Haag during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Willem II Tilburg and ADO Den Haag at Koning Willem II stadium on December 14, 2018 in Tilburg, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Although defence has not been Palace’s weakest link this season, there is worry that one of their key defenders, Mamadou Sakho, could leave this January after confessing he wants to play Champions League football.

Wilfried Kanon, who plays for Dutch Side ADO Den Haag, has previously been linked with the London club. Kanon has impressed in the Eredivisie this season, he offers similar physical qualities to Sakho, and is a threat from set pieces.

He is also an international teammate of Palace’s star Wilfried Zaha. The two play together for the Ivory Coast, whom Kanon has 30 caps for.

4. Victor Moses

Victor Moses

Moses, formerly a Crystal Palace player, has been out of favour at Chelsea for a few seasons now, and has been used primarily as a rotation player. With game time limited at Stamford Bridge, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him move on, with Palace a potential option.

Moses is an exceptionally versatile player and offers cover in a variety of positions, with both defensive and attacking qualities. He also has a lot of Premier League experience, which could prove vital if Palace were to slip into a relegation battle.

3. Tammy Abraham

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa celebrates as he scores a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on December 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Palace are one of the many clubs to have been linked with a move for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham this January. Abraham scored 16 goals in 20 league games for Villa before he was re-called by the Blues.

With the lack of goals being Palace’s main problem, they will almost certainly look to sign a striker. Chelsea may be reluctant to let the striker go, given his good form, but there is certainly potential for a loan deal. The signing could also free up space to move Zaha back to his natural wide position, where he has thrived in the past.

2. Bradley Dack

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Bradley Dack of Blackburn Rovers celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackburn Rovers and Peterborough United at Ewood Park on April 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

After Ruben Loftus-Cheek left to re-join Chelsea last season, Palace haven’t replaced his creativity in the centre of midfield. Bradley Dack offers that cutting edge, attacking bite in midfield that they have missed.

Crucially though, the Blackburn attacking midfielder has provided nine goals in his 19 Championship games this term. With Palace struggling to find goals from their strikers, it would be useful to have a goalscoring midfielder to ease the pressure on the front men.

1. Emiliano Sala

Nantes' Argentine forward Emiliano Sala kicks the ball during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (Stade Rennais FC) and Nantes (FC), on November 11, 2018, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by Jean-François MONIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Emiliano Sala has been in magnificent form this season for Nantes in Ligue 1, where he currently sits second the scoring charts behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappe

Sala, who is averaging a goal every in 100 minutes, has reportedly been valued at around £15-£20m. With his contract set to expire in 2020, it maybe inevitable that Nantes will cash in on the striker, with Crystal Palace looking likely suitors.


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