Once coming very close to signing Christian Kouamé from Genoa, Crystal Palace decided against it when the striker severely injured his knee.
Not wanting to spend near €20m on a player who might not fully recover, the Eagles decided to move on from the Ivorian, which benefitted Fiorentina, who took the risk at around €10m.
It hasn’t really paid off, however, since he hasn’t managed to make a name for himself in Florence, leading to an exit being probable in the January transfer window.
Luckily for him, he’s done enough to catch the eye of a few clubs, including Crystal Palace once again, with a profit on the horizon for the Serie A side.
That’s what Corriere dello Sport report on Wednesday, claiming that ‘on top of Torino, Crystal Palace and Verona, Olympique de Marseille have added themselves to the list of suitors willing to spend €15-16m’.
Whether that would be all up front isn’t said, but Torino have recently been reported by Sky Italia as having made a loan with obligation to buy at €16m offer.
Perhaps if Crystal Palace can offer that immediately, they could jump the queue and get their man? We’ll have to wait and see.