Report: Crystal Palace make ambitious enquiry about deal for Joel Campbell

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Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal's Joel Campbell.

According to the Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace have made an enquiry about a deal to sign Arsenal forward Joel Campbell this summer.

Palace have made one ambitious move already this summer by snapping up star midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain, but manager Alan Pardew now needs more additions.

The Eagles need attacking reinforcements, and The Mirror report that an enquiry has been lodged for Arsenal outcast Campbell.

The Costa Rica international, 23, joined the Gunners from Saprissa back in 2011, but has made just ten appearances for the club, spending most of his time out on loan.

Spells with Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villarreal have kept Campbell away from the Emirates Stadium, and he appears to have little future in North London.

It now seems that Crystal Palace are trying to give him a transfer across London - but the report states that a deal with Spanish side Real Sociedad is more likely.

What would Campbell offer Palace?

Pardew already has a number of pacey wingers at his disposal, including Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha, but Campbell could also offer a threat through the middle.

Campbell starred for Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup, where he played as a centre forward, threatening with his pace and dribbling ability.

A versatile attacking option like Campbell would be an asset to Pardew, but they may have a battle on their hands if they intend to fight off Real Sociedad.

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