Alan Pardew wants Crystal Palace to keep hold of key players

The likes of Jason Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha have all impressed for Crystal Palace this season.

Alan Pardew has told the Guardian that he believes Crystal Palace can keep hold of all their key players in the upcoming transfer window.

The likes of Jason Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha are all set to attract attention over the summer, but Pardew is determined to keep hold of the trio.

He says that the Eagles have no desire to sell any of the most prominent members of their starting line-up and they will only consider big money offers for their stars. 

“I think we can (keep hold of the key men),” he said. “The prices are going to be very high if you want to try to buy because we’re in a great position financially. Every player is for sale but it will take hefty bids to get some of our best players.”

Puncheon, Bolasie and Zaha proved their class once again at the weekend, when they were the catalysts behind Palace's 3-1 win over Liverpool.

The trio all caused Liverpool a host of problems and they showed that they have the potential to cause even the best teams in the Premier League difficulties.

It means that interest in them is set to rise, but Palace are a team heading in the right direction and they will be determined to keep the bulk of their current squad together.

Pardew has moved the Eagles forward during his brief time in charge so far and if they can keep hold of their better players then they should have a chance of breaking into the top-half next term. 

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