Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge would be “shocked” to see Crystal Palace sign anyone in the January window.
It was a busy first summer for Patrick Vieira, who added no less than six players to his squad and spent more than £65m in the process.
However, despite just one Premier League victory this season, Bridge isn’t expecting the Frenchman to do any business when the window reopens.
What did Palace do in the summer?
Following several high-profile departures from Selhurst Park, Vieira was tasked with taking on a massive rebuild early into his Eagles career.
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But it didn’t take long before Vieira was making an impact and soon went about improving the squad with some impressive additions.
In a matter of weeks, highly-rated Michael Olise was signed from Reading following his outstanding campaign in the Championship last season, whilst it became apparent that after the likes of Scott Dann and Gary Cahill moved on, Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen was going to be Vieira’s new defensive partnership.
But he wasn’t finished there. Conor Gallagher, who’s been one of Palace’s standout players, Will Hughes and Odsonne Edouard, who’s slowly making his mark in the Premier League, also joined to complete an exciting summer at Selhurst Park.
Individually, the majority of those signings have impressed, even though the Londoners have tasted victory just once all season and have drawn six of their 10 fixtures.
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However, Bridge is expecting a quiet January window despite their struggles to win games.
What did Bridge say?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I would be shocked if Palace did any business in January, although they might be a defender short.”
Do Palace need anyone?
It would be foolish to say that a side on just nine points from 10 games don’t need to sign anyone.
However, the tools are there for Vieira, it’s just about getting everyone fit and firing and then putting it all into practice.
He hasn’t even been able to unleash Eberechi Eze, which means his return will almost be like a new signing, whilst Michael Olise has hardly played and is still getting up to scratch.
Palace have a host of fixtures before January comes around, but with players coming back and others hitting form, you’d expect their league position to improve dramatically before the window reopens.