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Five players Crystal Palace should try and sign this January transfer window

Friday 27th January 2017
With just a few days remaining in the January transfer window, Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has already admitted that he is down onto his “second list” of targets.

However, we at It's Round and It's White have tried to help him, by suggesting five names of players who “Big Sam” might be tempted by.

Wahbi Khazri

The midfielder – currently on international duty with Tunisia, was signed by Allardyce in the last January transfer window for Sunderland, where he made an immediate impact at the Stadium of Light.

The former Bordeaux man notched two goals in 14 matches as well as, plenty of assists and was one of the reasons why the Black Cats managed to negotiate themselves out of the relegation zone.

However, this season, Khazri has found game-time hard to come by. Rumoured to have an attitude problem behind closed doors mean that he could be available for purchase.

If Big Sam knows how to get the best out of him, then a deal for Khazri could be an inspired move.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The Chelsea midfielder has no doubt got a promising career ahead of him, but has found game-time at the Blues hard to come by, making only five appearances this season.

A loan spell away from Stamford Bridge could be useful for the England U21 international and with Palace based in London, he wouldn't have to travel far.

Capable of playing a midfield or number 10 role, Loftus-Cheek would be a valuable addition to Allardyce's squad.

Jonny Howson

With reports that Palace are interested in Norwich's versatile left-sider, Robbie Brady, the Eagles might want to look even further among the Canaries ranks as Howson is easily one of their best players.

The 28 year-old can add some much-needed depth in the Palace midfield and is capable of chipping in with goals as he has five goals this season.

The problem would be finding the right suitable price, especially as Norwich might be losing Brady and having already sold Martin Olsson to Swansea earlier in the transfer window.

Tom Cairney

Another Championship option for Big Sam could be Fulham's midfielder, Tom Cairney. The former Hull trainee, has been in superb form for Slaviša Jokanović's side this season and has established himself as a fan-favourite at Craven Cottage.

The 26 year-old is currently the Cottagers' vice-captain, so persuading a move to Selhurst Park could be tricky.

However, Cairney would be worth it. He has a wonderful left-foot, is highly capable from set-pieces and would add something different to the Palace team.

Phil Jagielka

The Everton defender is a name that has been linked with a couple of clubs this transfer window, but surprisingly, Palace have not been one.

Considering that the Eagles have conceded 41 goals this season means they could do with another centre-back to try and help the Eagles remain in the Premier League.

Former Blackburn defender Chris Samba has been linked with a move to Allardyce's squad. But if available, Jagielka would surely be a superior addition.

The England international is getting on a bit at 34, but he can offer a lot of experience and another strong-minded head in the changing room.
Greg Stubley
Greg graduated with a first in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton in Summer 2016 and has already managed to gain experience in the industry, working for companies such as Charlton Athletic and talkSPORT. Greg is currently the regular commentator on Charlton's "CAFCPlayerHD" service, bringing full-match live commentary along with Terry Smith of Addicks' games up and down the country for subscribers to listen.

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