Report: Crystal Palace will allow Glenn Murray to leave this summer

Crystal Palace Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace are willing to sell Glenn Murray this summer to fund a squad rebuild.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Palace will allow Murray to leave Selhurst Park this summer, as manager Alan Pardew looks to rebuild his squad ahead of next season.

Along with Dwight Gayle and Mile Jedinak, Murray is one of the key first-team players who will be allowed to leave should a suitable offer be made for their services, with Pardew keen on strengthening further to take the club to the next level.

Whilst Gayle’s likely departure is not a surprise, and Jedinak has found game time hard to come by in recent months, Murray’s exit is something of a surprising move.

The 31-year-old forward returned from a loan spell with Reading in January, and immediately found his way back into the Palace first-team.

Pardew is clearly a big fan of the Englishman, and this added confidence, as well as the new-look attacking play at Selhurst Park, meant that Murray excelled towards the end of the season.

He netted eight goals in 18 games, forming a great partnership with Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie, and showing off his impressive poaching skills in front of goal. He was the key player in Palace's rise to the top flight in 2012/13, and he has netted 46 goals in 123 total games for the South London club.

However, he has two years left on his contract, and at his age Palace would be wise to sell. It is likely they will still get a good fee for him, and selling now guarantees a financial boost ahead of a summer rebuild.

Emmanuel Adebayor is touted as a potential striking replacement, as per the same report, with Pardew keen to sign the wantaway Tottenham forward.

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