Transfer News: Another Nigerian Striker Linked With Crystal Palace
Victor Moses was one player many thought would be joining Crystal Palace this Transfer Window but the former Nigeria international has since signed an 18-month loan deal with Fenerbahce.
Now, there are fresh reports that another Nigerian could be heading to Palace before the Winter Transfer winds now in less than 48 hours.
It is understood that David Okereke, who scored his sixth Serie B goal of the season on Saturday, is the new target for Roy Hodgson’s team.
Okereke might not be the proven Premier League goal scorer that the fans were hoping for as The Eagles hover above the relegation zone.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Crystal Palace are interested in the 21-year-old forward who has lit up Serie B this season with Spezia.
Okereke has scored six goals for a team appropriately nicknamed The Little Eagles while producing another eight assists.
That is a fine tally for a player who continues to go from strength to strength in the Italian lower leagues.
TMW adds that Palace sent scouts to watch Okereke in action during Spezia’s thrilling 4-4 draw away at Brescia on Sunday.
The Nigerian forward scored one and set up another at the Mario Rigamonti Stadium.
It is not certain how much Crystal Palace would be willing to pay for Okereke but they are likely to face competition from Belgian outfit Standard Liege, who were also present at Brescia over the weekend.
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