Transfer Window Review: Crystal Palace
Bannan just minutes after putting pen to paper. pic.twitter.com/BRckNGVei3
— Crystal Palace FC (@Official_CPFC) September 2, 2013
Five word review: Where’s the TV money gone?
In: Dwight Gayle (Peterborough, £6m), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, £3m), Jack Hunt (Huddersfield, £2m), Jimmy Kébé (Reading, £2m), Jose Campana (Sevilla, £1.75m), Barry Bannan (Aston Villa, £1m), Stephen Dobbie (Brighton, £850,000), Neil Alexander (Rangers, Free), Elliot Grandin (Blackpool, Free), Jake Nicholson (Tottenham, Free), Jerome Thomas (West Brom, Free), Kevin Phillips (Blackpool, Free), Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal, Free), Florian Marange (Bordeaux, Free), Jason Puncheon (Southampton, Loan).
Out: Alex Marrow (Blackburn, Undisclosed), Jermaine Easter (Millwall, Free), Andre Moritz (Bolton, Free), Jason Banton (MK Dons, Loan), Ryan Innis (Cheltenham, Loan), Jack Holland (Bromley, Free), Peter Ramage (Barnsley, Loan).
Released: Aaron Akuruka, Kadell Daniel, Bayan Fenwick, Jack Holland.
– Signed exciting lower league talent.
– Clearly don’t want to overstretch themselves and go bust.
– Bold move for Spanish wonderkid Jose Campana.
– Don’t seem to have brought in as much quality as their fellow newly-promoted teams.
– By his own admission, Ian Holloway has struggled to get his targets.