Crystal Palace expected to sign Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff City next week

Written by Matt Woosnam

Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell is expected to sign for Palace next week for just £600,000, FYP has learned.

The Eagles have met the former Sunderland man's release clause of £800,000 and have been in talks to bring him to Selhurst.

Premier League new boys Leicester City had also triggered Campbell's release clause but were put off by his high wage demands.

But Palace aren't and are thought to be close to agreeing a deal worth around £30,000-a-week.

The 26-year-old is keen to stay in the top flight after Cardiff's relegation and could be partnered up from for Palace with Marouane Chamakh, who signed a two-year contract extension at the Eagles.

Campbell would be Palace's third signing of the summer after goalkeeper Chris Kettings signed on a free transfer from Blackpool and former Arsenal youngster Morgan Ferrier arrived.

Meanwhile, Palace are also interested in Spurs attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.


 

Former Arsenal youngster snapped up by Crystal Palace on short-term contract

Written by Matt Woosnam

Crystal Palace have signed former Arsenal striker Morgan Ferrier on a short term contract following his trial in the U21 side last season.
Morgan Ferrier

The 19-year-old, who scored once in four appearances for the club's development side in the previous campaign, has previously spent time with Watford and Nottingham Forest

A free agent, Palace took him on trial and he scored in the Eagles' 2-0 victory at home to Charlton Athletic.

Ferrier has done enough to earn himself a short term deal to link up once again with Palace, but will have to continue to work hard if he is to secure a longer deal.

The former Arsenal man is often deployed as a target man in a front three. 

Although predominantly a striker, he can also play in midfield. 


Palace fans crowned the best in the Premier League

Written by Jim Daly

We all knew it anyway, but Palace fans have been officially voted the best in the premier League...by fans of other clubs!

The Footies is sponsored by The Sun and was the only awards where the public voted for FREE in 11 categories. Almost 30,000 fans voted online.

Crystal Palace take four awards – Game of the Year (3-3 vs Liverpool); Comeback of the Year; Manager of the Year (Tony Pulis); and fans of the Year.

The Eagles finished 11th and are 10/3 with Betfair to break into the Top 10 next season.

Luis Suarez narrowly pipped Yaya Toure to the Player of the Year award, although Yaya won Free Kick of the Year for his curler against Newcastle.

Jonjo Shelvey scooped the award for Goal of the Year for his stunner against Aston Villa.

Tim Krul took the award for Save of the Year vs Tottenham, who were also on the receiving end of the Result of the Year – their 0-5 drubbing by Liverpool.

However, Spurs fans can cheer themselves with their win for Funny of the Year – the Lillywhites mascot Olivia Brown thumbing her nose at Luis Suarez in their encounter at White Hart Lane.


 

Jose Mourinho: 'I am not coach of the year, but Tony Pulis is doing a great job at Palace'

Written by Jim Daly

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the job Tony Pulis is doing at Palace this season.

The Chelsea boss was tipped to be Coach of the Year by former England manager Fabio Capello but Jose brushed off that, saying: “I have to say thanks [to Capello] but I don’t think I am the coach of the year,” Mourinho said.

“I think always the coach of the year is the coach of the champion.”

The 51-year-old continued: “We can find also another special coach in somebody who got a team in difficult circumstances and did something special.

“I thinking for example Tony Pulis. He got Palace bottom and I think many managers didn’t want to accept the job because the feeling was the team had no chance."

Palace were bottom of the table when Pulis took over and now lie in 15th spot with 13 games to go.

“Pulis got the team and step by step he is doing an amazing job. I don’t think I am coach of the year.”