Crystal Palace Linked With This Senegalese Marksman: Ideal Partner For Benteke?

Transfer Story

Steve Parish seems to be looking for a total re-vamp of his club from top to bottom and it may be the signs of better things to come to Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace is being heavily linked with another sensational transfer and this time it is Famara Diedhiou from Angers.

The Ligue 1 player has managed to draw quite a lot of attention from many teams in Europe and apparently Crystal Palace is in the fight to secure the services of the 24-year-old.

Crystal Palace needs to infuse some youth and exuberance upfront to link up with Zaha and Famara looks likely to complete the job with finesse.

The player is currently tied to his club till 2020 and with all these interests mounting on the individual it would come as no surprise if Angers play hardball in letting go of their talisman.

Let’s check the stats and evaluate the player’s contribution to the club

Player Stats

The 24-year-old has made 36 appearances in total for his club this past season decimating all criticism and doubts on the player’s fitness and consistency on the pitch.

The player has scored 9 goals and 1 assist for his club. Certainly, an area which the Senegalese needs to improve upon and would have to work on to achieve double digits which is desired from any out-and-out striker.

The player’s passing success percentage of 68.7 and a total of 27 key passes goes to show the fact that although the player has the vision and creativity to build up chances upfront still he leaves a lot to improve upon especially in holding on to the ball in opponent’s half.

The player is good at aerial duels and poses a serious threat in opponent’s half for incoming crosses and set pieces. (Stats via WhoScored)

What’ll he offer to the club?

Although having the potential, the player is yet to showcase it to the fullest and needs to work hard upon it in order to become a lethal force up front. Nonetheless, the player still has time and skill to develop under able guidance.

Famara is known for his lethal speed, agility and dribbling skills upfront and would form a lethal combination if his link-up play with Zaha clicks. Seeing the potential and capability of the player, the investment might be considered worthwhile by club chairman, Steve Parish.

Though with the club’s present condition under ambiguity, it would seriously take some work to lure any players into Selhurst Park and if it does manage to happen it would surely be one to watch out for.

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