Crystal Palace leading chase for EFL star


Crystal Palace have enjoyed an excellent start to the season.

After playing three matches so far, the Eagles find themselves at the right end of the Premier League table after an encouraging start.

Two wins so far has given them six points, meaning that they're well on the way to enjoying a good season.

They may have fallen to defeat against Everton on Saturday, but given the quality in Carlo Ancelotti's side we can probably forgive them for that.

A huge part of their success has been their work in the transfer window.

Palace have made three signings so far this summer with Michy Batshuayi joining on loan from Premier League side Chelsea.

In addition to that they've signed Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson from Queens Park Rangers and West Brom respectively.

Both players impressed in the Championship last term, it these deals indicate a change in strategy as the club target the top players from the second tier.


Roy Hodgson's side will undoubtedly be scouring the league once again for further addition and it seems like a move could be on the cards for one of the division's most talented players.

Alan Nixon on The Sun has linked Palace with a move for Said Benrahma.

The Brentford was one of the Championship's most exciting performers last term as he guided the Bees to within 90 minutes of a spot in the Premier League.

Benrahma scored 17 goals and created 10 more for Thomas Frank's side, leading to links with a number of top flight clubs this time around.

According to Nixon, it seems that Palace are leading the charge for the 25-year-old.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

What a move this would be for Crystal Palace.

The Brentford star is arguably the best player outside of the Premier League and so it's no surprise that a number of clubs are interested.

Said Benrahma would certainly bolster Roy Hodgson's attack.

With goals, assists and plenty of tricks in his locker, he's bound to get supporters excited.

Plus when you add him into the mix alongside the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Eberechi Eze and Michy Batshuayi you can see why the team could be very exciting to watch.

Whether Palace can agree a fee for Benrahma, however, remains to be seen,

The 25-year-old will not come cheap and so it will be a big ask for Palace to get the deal done before the window closes.

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