Crystal Palace looking at £10 million Championship striker to solve goal scoring problem

Crystal Palace looking to add to their squad this winter transfer window but the deal must be the right one.
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Crystal Palace are working behind the scenes to bring Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo to south London.

According to a report on the Telegraph, Antoine Semenyo is highly rated by Palace boss Patrick Vieira and the French manager is bent on adding to his attacking options.

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A bid in the region of £10 million is likely to be enough to tempt Bristol to release their star man, who represented Ghana at the World Cup in Qatar last year.

Semenyo broke through at Bristol in 2018 and has since made 125 appearances and scored 21 goals, assisting 22 times - but his real impact is in his hold-up play and his general movement which will be a credit to the Palace set-up.

Jean-Philippe Mateta who was showing signs of scoring goals consistently last season hasn’t really done it this campaign, while Odsonne Édouard just doesn’t look like he has the confidence to lead the line at Selhurst since coming from Scottish football.

Despite the challenges of losing Conor Gallagher, the engine in midfield last season, Palace are still 12th on the league table with no hint of relegation. But to become a consistent top-10 side in the league, there is the need to invest in the team and generate competition.

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This season, Wilfried Zaha is the highest scorer in the Premier League for the Eagles but he is currently out injured after picking up a knock against Newcastle United. Vieira will hope that the scan results are not damaging and he should be back for the game against Manchester United in early February.

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