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
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
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
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
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
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.