Alan Pardew says it is unlikely Crystal Palace will sign any further players

Alan Pardew

The former Newcastle boss also said that his new midfielder Yohan Cabaye could get in any top four side.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has suggested that the club's incomings this summer may be all finished after the arrival of Bakary Sako yesterday, according to quotes on BBC Sport.

The 54-year-old was talking in his side's press conference ahead of the beginning of the season match with Norwich City this weekend, and declared himself delighted with the Eagles' transfer dealings ahead of the new campaign.

When asked whether there would be further additions, Pardew responded by saying: "I doubt it, I'm very happy with what we've got."

He did admit to possible departures though, with BBC Sport quoting him as saying the likes of Dwight Gayle, who has been linked to several Championship clubs, wouldn't be sold on the cheap.

"There may be some players moved out. Dwight Gayle will not go anywhere unless his valuation is met."

The Selhurst Park boss was full of praise for two of his new signings in particular, first discussing former Wolves man Sako, who signed on a free transfer after a goal-laden final season at Molineux. 

"He's quick, strong. His goal record is what attracted me to him," Pardew said. "He scores from wide. He will be in competition with Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha."

The ex-Magpies boss also once again emphasised just how big a signing Yohan Cabaye was from Paris Saint-Germain, as he looked forward to working with a player he helped flourish during their time together on Tyneside.

On Wednesday, the Eagles boss had told Sky Sports that the Frenchman could easily play for top four sides such as Arsenal and Manchester United, as he participated in the Premier League launch event in Croydon.

"There were times last year when teams started to find out what we were about," he told Sky Sports. "They wouldn’t let us utilise the pace and power. They blocked it up on the flanks so therefore you have to come through the middle.

"With Yohann Cabaye we can do that now and what fans up and down the country know is that Cabaye could get in any top four team.

"He could play for Arsenal or Manchester United no trouble. So to have him at our place is a real coup. We’re absolutely delighted to have him."

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