Crystal Palace are reportedly looking to strengthen in attack and this has led them to be interested in a move for Ruben Vargas.
That’s according to The Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath.
So, what’s the latest transfer news around Crystal Palace? Let’s take a look…
What’s the story?
With star winger Wilfried Zaha leaving Crystal Palace following the expiry of his contract, the Eagles are now needing a top replacement.
Journalist for The Telegraph Mike McGrath reported: “Crystal Palace have been assessing midfielders during the window. They’ve looked at Ruben Vargas at FC Augsburg as a possible loan.”
Vargas is a 24 year-old and like Zaha, he plays on the left-wing. He is clearly a possible a Zaha replacement and currently plays for Augsburg in the Bundesliga. He has made 119 appearances for his current club.
In these appearances, Vargas has scored 18 goals and picked up 15 assists along the way. He has versatility and has played on the right-wing and also as a second striker.
Crystal Palace need to sign some attacking players
Zaha leaving the Eagles is no doubt a huge blow. More so, we lost him on a free transfer so will have to dive into our original transfer kitty in order to find a replacement.
This will be quite hard to do. It may take a couple of signings the replace the club legend who kept us in the division on so many occasions.
Vargas definitely looks an exciting talent and is still quite young. He has top potential but the lack of goals in a fair few appearances is definitely a worry.
Zaha was a very prolific player for the Eagles and they definitely need someone with an eye for goal as one of his replacements.
Vargas is already a key Switzerland international player. It seems a very sensible idea from Palace to try him on a loan first to see if he can adapt to the Premier League.
It would be a good idea for the club to include an option to buy Vargas at the end of his possible loan transfer to the club. His wages are only around £460k-a-year, which is only around £9k-a-week so the club wouldn’t be spending too much on a loan.