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Disappointing Deadline Day Even With Return Of Sakho

The closer we got to Transfer Deadline Day, the more fans got nervous about the lack of activity by the Eagles.

There is no doubt that it was not for the want of trying but with constant rumours about the position of Frank de Boer as manager, it became clear that there was to be one aim this window – sign Sakho!

With the only confirmed signing being confirmed in the early hours of the next morning, some may have missed a few exits through the stage door.

Here is our round up of the action.

MAMADOU SAKHO

Palace finally completed the permanent signing of the French defender from Liverpool, securing his return with a four year contract deal for a fee in the region of £26million.

Some would argue that it was a position that did not particularly require strengthening in comparison to others but the return of Sakho will gives the club a massive boost particularly after the effect he had on loan last season.

Regardless of the lack of other business by the club, the return of the French international is very welcome indeed.

HIRAM BOATENG

It is a fond farewell to the academy graduate who completed a permanent move to Exeter City on a free transfer.

Having been at the club since the age of eight years old, Hiram made three first team appearances after making his debut against Stoke City in 2013. That season saw him scoop the Development Player of the Year award.

Loan spells at Plymouth Argyle, Crawley Town, Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town will stand the midfielder in good stead for his new challenge. We wish Hiram all the best for the future.

RYAN INNIS

The highly thought of defender has joined Colchester United on a season long loan deal as he looks to put the troubles of last season behind him.

In what is his the eighth loan move of a career, the move follows stints at Southend United, Cheltenham Town, Luton Town, Gillingham, Yeovil Town and Port Vale but has yet to make a first team appearance for the Eagles.

JONNY WILLIAMS

It was a long, long night for our very own Jonny Williams who drove from the Welsh training camp in Wales and all the way back again after joining Sunderland on a season-long loan deal.

There is little doubt that Joniesta needs a good run of games as we all know his capabilities but he has just been so very unlukcy with injuries. Perhaps a good stint on Wearside will do him the world of good.

Having been at the club since the age of seven, Williams has plenty of experience in the divisions outside of the Premier League after loan spells at Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest and MK Dons over the past four seasons.

Many expected Williams to make an impact after an excellent European Championships with Wales last summer but he has struggled to find a way into the Palace first team in recent seasons.

KESHI ANDERSON

Short of striker at the club? Then lets send one off to Swindon Town until January.

There is a question mark over Keshi and whether he is Premier League quality but it is hard to prove without given the chance. His move to Swindon follows previous loans with Doncaster Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Northampton Town.

The former Barton Rovers striker had featured throughout pre-season and took his place on the bench for the game against Swansea.

 

 

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Jay Crame

Jay Crame

Jay is the founder of TEB and site editor. An avid Palace fan since the late eighties with a passion for music and far too many other sports. Amateur radio presenter of The Meridian Sports Show.

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