By Josh Barker Published: August 1, 2021 5:14 pm
Last Updated: August 1, 2021 10:00 pm
Crystal Palace’s 2021 summer window The close of the 2020/21 campaign left Crystal Palace in a bit of a precarious spot.
The Eagles parted ways with Roy Hodgson, whilst in possession of an ageing squad with a number of players coming to the ends of their contracts.
However, so far, Palace have done a decent job of reshaping their squad for the future.
19-year-old Michael Olise has arrived on a permanent basis from Reading, and is certainly one to watch for the future.
Elsewhere, in something of a coup, Palace managed to land centre-back Joachim Andersen on a permanent basis from Lyon.
The Eagles have also signed two players from Chelsea. Marc Guehi, who spent last season on loan at Swansea, has signed for a fee believed to be around Â£18m.
Conor Gallagher has arrived from the Blues, too, but only on a season-long loan.
Guehi on Gallagher Gallagher and Guehi are both 21 years of age, and spent considerable time together in Chelsea’s youth ranks, featuring regularly alongside one another during the 2018/19 campaign.
So, the pair will both be well aware of the qualities possessed by the other.
In turn, after Palace’s 3-1 win over Reading on Saturday, Guehi provided his verdict on his now ex-Chelsea teammate, stating that:
‘Conor’s a good lad, a good boy.
‘He’s a very good player, and can bring loads of energy going forwards. He’s a very creative midfielder, and likes a bit of tackling as well, so hopefully he can bring us a lot of success this season.
‘When you’re pinned back with 10 men, you need someone to drive with the ball. That’s what he did today.’
Quotes via football.london.
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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