‘Want more’: Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira makes transfer admission after final pre-season game

Crystal Palace and Patrick Vieira will still keep an eye on the transfer window despite already making moves.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says it’s almost impossible for a football manager to be satisfied with the transfer business while the window is still open.

The Eagles have bought smart this summer with the addition of young but very highly-rated midfielder Cheick Doucoure from French side Lens for a massive £18 million.

Patrick Vieira, coach of Crystal Palace speaks at a press conference after the Pre-Season (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

They have also brought in the likes of Sam Johnstone, who a few years ago was widely predicted to be an England number one at some point in his career.

Malcolm Ebiowei was on the radar of Manchester United and Tottenham but decided that moving to Selhurst was the  best decision at this point of his career, while Chris Richards from German giants Bayern Munich has signed a five year deal at Selhurst.

Palace finished 12th last season, on 48 points in the league and were semi-finalist in the FA Cup.

The expectations from fans this campaign is that they will build on their first season form under Vieira and hopefully add some points on the table as a sign of progress over time.

Malcolm Ebiowei of Derby County looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

What the manager said about the quality of the transfer business

Crystal Palace ended their pre-season campaign with an impressive 4-2 against Montpellier and now all attention is turned to the first Premier League game against Arsenal on Friday night.

Vieira admitted he was happy with what he saw in pre-season and the additions in the team, even though it was almost impossible to be totally satisfied.

He told reporters after the game against Montpellier: “We’ve been really consistent about what we want to do and how we want to do things.

“We identified some parts of the game we felt we needed to improve. We brought in Cheick, Luke and Malcolm – Chris is here as well. As a manager, you are never happy – you always want more.

“We [have] done really well, and the market is still open. We will see.”