Report: Crystal Palace want Nigel Reo-Coker

Nigel Reo-Coker has been playing in the United States after representing West Ham United and Aston Villa earlier in his career.

Crystal Palace are plotting a summer move for former West Ham United and Aston Villa man Nigel Reo-Coker, according to ESPN.

Reo-Coker is currently playing for Montreal Impact and his form in MLS has reportedly convinced Palace that he still has what it takes to play in England.

The 30-year-old promised a lot early on in his career, but he never really fulfilled his potential.

The Eagles think he has progressed during his time in MLS, though, and they apparently want him to come to Selhurst Park in the near future.

Alan Pardew is looking for players that can help push Palace on to the next level and competing in the top-half of the Premier League on a regular basis.

He considers Reo-Coker to be in that bracket - having previously worked with him at Upton Park - and if he were to come to Palace, he would certainly add competition to their midfield ranks.

Pardew already has the likes of Mile Jedinak, James McArthur and Joe Ledley available to him, but he has identified central midfield as an area which will need an upgrade in the summer transfer window. 

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