Luka And Mamadou Join The Revolution
Transfer Deadline Day lived up to the hype for Palace fans once again as the club secured two more signings and were close to another before it slammed shut.
With the additions of Jeffrey Schlupp and Patrick van Aanholt already confirmed, both Luke x and Mamadou Sakho joined Sam Allardyce’s revolution at Selhurst Park. A deal for Everton striker Arouna Kone was believed to be close did not get across the line in time.
The Serbian midfielder arrives in South London from Greek side Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three and a half year deal.
The 25 year old began his career at Radnicki Kragujevac in 2007 where he made 17 appearances and scored twice. He moved to FK Rad in 2008 before joining Red Star Belgrade in 2012. After just 36 appearances, Belgian side Anderlecht came calling in 2013 and went on to join Olympiacos in 2014 where he made a little over 60 appearances, scoring 11 goals.
Born in Kragujevac, the Serbian has represented his country at under 21 level and has so far made 19 full international appearances.
Welcome to Palace Luka!
The French defender has joined the Eagles from Liverpool in a loan deal until the end of the season.
Born in Paris, Sakho began his career in the youth set at Paris FC before moving to Paris Saint Germain. He made his professional debut for the club in 2007 and went to make over 150 appearances, scoring 7 goals. A move to Liverpool happened in 2013 which cost the Merseyside club £18million and to date the Frenchman has made over 50 appearances for the Reds, scoring twice.
The 26 year old has represented France at several youth levels before making his full international debut in 2010 and to date he has accrued 28 caps and scored twice for his country.
Welcome to Palace Mamadou!
While both Luka and Mamdou arrive, two loan deals were confirmed with Jordon Mutch joining Championship side Reading until the end of the season and Noor Husin has gone to Accrington Stanley for the same period. READ what TEB’s Sam Smith told Reading fan site The Tilehurst End about what they can expect from Mutch.