Crystal Palace have turned their attention to Tammy Abraham in order to add goals to their side this month, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that after the Aston Villa loanee turned down a move to the Premier League with Wolves, the Eagles feel they can convince him to come to Selhurst Park and ease their goalscoring woes.
Apparently, Palace feel that offering Abraham the opportunity to play in London could tip the balance in their favour and grant them success where Wolves failed.
But it is easy to see why Abraham refused to trade in a loan deal at Villa where everything is going so swimmingly for the sake of a matter of months in the top flight in new surroundings and it is hard to see why that would be any different with regards Palace’s offer.
In actual fact, Palace are in a worse predicament than Wolves and the Old Gold also play a style that would be more likely to bring the best out of Abraham.
So if Abraham, quite understandably, didn’t want to go to Wolves, he is unlikely to want to go to Palace on loan.
If Roy Hodgson went all-out to buy the English hitman, convincing him that he would become his first-choice striker ahead of Christian Benteke, then the landscape would change.
But on a short-term basis, Abraham should remain at Villa.