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Town and Cherries Linked With Palace Striker
Sunday, 15th Feb 2015 14:02

Town and Bournemouth are reported to be eyeing a loan move for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.

According to The Sun, the Blues and Cherries both want to bolster their striking options by adding 6ft 2in tall Murray to their ranks and are willing to pay his Palace wages in their entirety.

The 31-year-old recently extended his Eagles contract for an additional year but he is currently on the fringes at Selhurst Park, having been an unused sub for the last three games.

Former Brighton, Rochdale and Carlisle man Murray spent most of the first half of the season on loan at Reading, where he scored eight goals in 18 starts.

Previously, he netted 30 times in the Championship as he helped Palace win promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2012/13.

Town may well be after another big striker on an emergency 93-day loan as back-up to 21-goal Daryl Murphy, however, they would probably baulk at paying a big wage to a loan player who was largely only going to be a sub. Similarly, Murray may not be keen to swap one bench for another.

Elsewhere, Manchester City are reported to be keeping tabs on former Town left-back Aaron Cresswell, who joined West Ham from the Blues in the summer.

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rkl added 14:06 - Feb 15
I'd welcome that

Roola added 14:08 - Feb 15
Did we put a sell on clause for Creswell by any chance?

warktheline added 14:09 - Feb 15
Would be great addition, are Bournemouth interested in every striker that becomes available!

Jimmy86 added 14:39 - Feb 15
If we are in for him then we must get this guy in, he scored goals on loan at Reading and was instrumental in helping palace reach the premier league. Would be a very good addition

jas0999 added 14:52 - Feb 15
We will need to wait a week or so, otherwise any new signing won't be available for a potential play off final. This is why such deals should have been done in the January window.

However, would be an excellent signing. We need another striker as N Hunt ( although a winger) is injured. We need options. Another wide man a must as well. Tabb isn't good enough.

tractorgrl added 14:55 - Feb 15
Bournemouth are greedy,surely it's not FFP

NoCanariesAllowed added 15:02 - Feb 15
I don't particularly buy the rumour, but I wouldn't turn it down if true. This guy proved himself a consistent finisher at Palace and was very unfortunate to suffer that nasty injury when he did. While I'm wary of us filling our strikeforce with 30-somethings, Murphy's showing age doesn't matter if you've got the ability to take your chances.

skinnyman27 added 15:10 - Feb 15
big, powerfull and knows where the goal is. would be a great signing, even if just as an impact sub.

TimmyH added 15:32 - Feb 15
Did know where the goal was - not the player he was before that long term knee injury late 2013 although done ok out on loan at Reading, so as a loan would probably be an asset.

unknown100 added 15:42 - Feb 15
Get him in and play him, mcgoldrick is showing he is not up to it, and this close to promotion at this time of the season even if he is a fans favourite, we need in form players scoring goals

yerfdog87 added 15:44 - Feb 15
Please did we have % sell on cresswell. Could easily go £10mil +. I hope we would get the £7.5m total after clauses

EatonBlue added 16:08 - Feb 15
Just the player we need.

brittaniaman added 16:19 - Feb 15
IT would not surprise me if Derby did not join in as well ???
them or Bournemouth do not seem to worry about FFP. the same as QPR did not worry about it last season ???

Witchesaswell added 16:28 - Feb 15
We do have to remember one thing here , it's in the Sun !

truckertractorboy added 18:56 - Feb 15
Not going to happen if we are paying all his wages

dusth added 19:31 - Feb 15
Since when has McGoldrick not been up to it? Crazy comment. He has been directly or indirectly responsible for a lot of goals this season and other sides are usually chuffed when he doesn't play. Unless his injury is troubling he will be back strongly before the end of the season. Murphy McGoldrick and Sears in a 433. Murray as said above is really a like for like for Daryl.

wayway added 20:31 - Feb 15
When will you all realise that the corporate Evans is not going to invest another penny in the club be it wages or anything else, and if by some remote chance we do get promotion they will pocket the lot

yerfdog87 added 20:47 - Feb 15
Let's sell to American billionaire

Europablue added 21:17 - Feb 15
We have a little bit of a problem attracting quality strikers in that we have decent starters and there is hardly anyone not doing well enough to be in their own team you could imagine who would be dropped into the team,which would make it better to look down the leagues rather than up them.
Having said that, if Glenn Murray were prepared to start from the bench and we didn't have to pay his full wages it would be a very good signing.

RegencyBlue added 21:33 - Feb 15
Don't know what he would be on at Palace but cant imagine its something we would be prepared to pay.

Pilgrimblue added 21:39 - Feb 15
Murray would be good signing but more importantly we need attacking midfielders. If murphy doesn't score we're at risk of losing and now that defence is making errors we need to score two a game at least to ensure a win. MM's A plan is very fragile while other teams competing for top 6 have more options to score. I'd love to see Murphy hit 30 goals but they may not be enough!

PJewellisaGod added 23:12 - Feb 15

the Cresswell deal originally had a nice number of add-ons (it was unclear what). When he was sold there was a big discussion on the forum about whether or not there was a sell-on-clause (like in the case of the 20 percent Tranmere payment). Phil wasn't able to give us any more details at the time. If there is one it isn't public knowledge: which would normally be the case.

commuterblue added 06:52 - Feb 16
that's right wayway ME has only put more than 5million (on average) into the club every year since he came. it really makes you question his commitment.

Ipswich_Loyal added 07:44 - Feb 16
Big, strong striker, knows where the goal is. Sign him up. I wouldn't feel so bitter about Derby signing Bent if we were to pick up Murray.

Warkys_Tash added 08:00 - Feb 16
How many times have I heard 'Noel Hunt is a winger' Really??? Looks like a striker to me.. Some really stupid comments on here sometimes.

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