Crystal Palace's transformative £81m summer transfer window as per bold prediction

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Is this how the summer transfer window could play out for Crystal Palace?

The appointment of Oliver Glasner seems to have been a catalyst for positive change at Crystal Palace.

Since the former Eintracht Frankfurt manager was named as successor to Roy Hodgson in February, the Eagles won seven of their 13 games under the Austrian ,and ended the season in tenth place in the Premier League table after looking as if they were going to be sucked into the relegation battle at one point.

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However, it is now about what lies ahead for Glasner as he looks to build on what has been an impressive start to life at Selhurst Park. But what actions will the Palace boss take in the summer transfer window as he prepares for his first full season in charge of the club? We here at 3AddedMinutes could not wait to find out so we fired up Football Manager 2024 to see how the world’s most popular managerial simulation believes the next three months will play out for the Palace boss.


There is little change in the Palace goalkeeping ranks as Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson remain in situ at Selhurst Park and battle it out to be Glasner’s number one choice. The one change that has occurred is Remi Matthews’ departure to Australian club Perth Glory in a move that saw young goalkeeper Owen Goodman promoted to the senior ranks on a permanent basis

Glasner’s goalkeeping options: Sam Johnstone, Dean Henderson, Owen Goodman.


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Now, where to start here. Firstly, the positive news and there is a lot of it. Despite interest from elsewhere, Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi remain with the Eagles - although Rob Holding’s time with the club is over after he made a £2m move to Burnley. There are new additions in the defensive ranks after Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Mitchell Bakker joined from Manchester City and Atalanta for a combined cost of £21m.

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Glasner’s defensive options: Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Tyrick Mitchell, Chris Richards, Festy Ebosele, Mitchell Bakker, Daniel Munoz.


There has been something of a reshuffle in midfield as Jairo Riedewald’s time at Selhurst Park comes to a close with a £1.5m move to Southampton and Jeffrey Schlupp heads to Ipswich Town in a £5m deal. A £7.5m offer saw Jefferson Lerma join Ligue 1 club Lille and Will Hughes was allowed to join Luton Town on a season-long loan deal. There were two new additions in the heart of the side as Leandro Parades joins on a season’s loan from Serie A side Roma and a £1m offer was enough to convince Barcelona to authorise Oriel Romeu’s switch to Palace.

Glaser’s midfield options: Cheick Doucoure, Leandro Parades, Adam Wharton, David Ozoh, Oriel Romeu.


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Oof! Now that’s a lot of options at the top end of the pitch! There were no major departures - but Glasner has boosted his ranks with four new attacking signings. The most costly is Harry Wilson as he joins from Fulham in a £27m deal and Pisa striker Lorenzo Lucca is signed in a £10m agreement. Sadio Mane’s time in Saudi Arabia was brought to an end when he joined Palace on a season-long loan and Daniel Podence joined from Wolves in a £6.5m deal after returning to Molineux from a one-season stint at Olympiakos.

Glaser’s forward options: Odsonne Eduoard, Lorenzo Lucca, Harry Wilson, Sadio Mane, Jordan Ayew, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Daniel Podence.

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