Parish makes exciting statement about his expectations for Palace's summer transfer window

Crystal Palace are moving forward rapidly under the stewardship of Alan Pardew.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told South London Press that he is expecting the club to be able to attract high quality players in the summer transfer window.

Alan Pardew is set to be backed with funds to spend to improve his squad and Parish believes that players will jump at the chance to move to Selhurst Park.

The outspoken owner says that the progress the Eagles have made in recent years makes them an appealing club to join and he is expecting it to be far easier to land transfer targets in the upcoming transfer windows.

“I’d like to think we are an attractive proposition but we’ll see,” he said. 

“I think players don’t want to get relegated - that’s important. No-one wants to get relegated because of a pay cut.

“And London is always attractive for players. The general consensus is we should be thinking about more as a club - progression instead of just safety. I feel like when we first came into the league we’d be a bit more like ‘we’re interested in you - would you come to Palace?’ Now we have got a bit more traction.”

Palace have been amongst the teams tipped to struggle against relegation for two seasons running now, but it appears they will be well clear of the drop zone come May.

The Eagles are pushing for a top-half spot and they are making rapid improvements under the stewardship of Pardew.

The is a real optimism around Selhurst Park and the club appear to be moving forward at an impressive rate.

If they are able to inject even more quality into their squad in the summer then optimism appears only set to rise and it seems that there are exciting times ahead of Palace fans after Parish's words today. 

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