Report: Crystal Palace target Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa as Loic Remy's alternative

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Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for Chelsea’s Loic Remy and Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa.

According to a report in the Mirror, Crystal Palace are considering a move for Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa as an alternative to Chelsea’s Loic Remy.

Following the signing of Yohan Cabaye, a goal scoring striker is next on Alan Pardew’s wish-list and Chelsea forward Remy is said to be his number one choice having worked with the Frenchman previously at Newcastle United.

The former Queens Park Rangers man has only been with the Blues for one season, but after being restricted to a bit-part role at Stamford Bridge, there is the possibility that he could be tempted to make a switch to South London.

However, the Premier League champions appear reluctant so far to let him go, and fresh reports state that the Eagles are now considering Leicester's Ulloa as an alternative.

“The Eagles are well aware that they must add a goalscorer to the squad in order to compete and Leicester forward Leonardo Ulloa is a contingency plan being considered,” the Mirror report.

Would Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa be a good option for Palace?

The former Brighton man had an interesting 2014/15 campaign with the Foxes, starting brightly and then disappearing before his contribution towards the end heavily influenced their Premier League survival.

Ulloa scored 11 league goals in 29 starts, but arguably the Argentine’s biggest strengths were his link-up play and ability to hold up the ball, bringing his midfielders onto the scene.

He would represent a solid choice for Palace, though question marks remain over the 28-year-old’s potential price tag considering Leicester didn’t buy him cheaply.

The former Almeria star is an established striker at the top level, though if the opportunity arises, acquiring the slightly younger Remy for a similar fee has to be the club’s primary option.

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