Crystal Palace plot loan move for Arsenal flop Marouane Chamakh
Crystal Palace are interested in taking out-of-favour Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh on loan.
The Morocco international could be offered a six-month move to salvage his Premier League career, reports The Sun.
The former Bordeaux striker failed to make an impression at the Emirates after joining on a free transfer in the summer 2010 transfer window. By last season, he was so far down the pecking order that Arsene Wenger allowed him to join West Ham on-loan for the second half of the season. But he failed to get regular game-time at Upton Park, either.
A move back to France seemed likely, but Eagles boss Ian Holloway is preparing to give Chamakh a final chance in English football. His interest was presumably not sparked by Chamakh’s miss against Holloway’s Blackpool shown in the video above.
The Sun quotes a Palace insider as saying: “Chamakh’s now top of the manager’s wish-list.
“He wants a targetman to compliment Dwight Gayle and Chamakh fits the bill. Holloway feels he can bring the best out of him and has always rated him.
“The plan is to bring him in for six months and see how the move works out. By that time Glenn Murray should be back fit and in contention.”
The Premier League new boys would need to strike a deal with the Gunners to cover a chunk of the 29-year-old’s £65,000-a-week wages.