Clinton Morrison reacts to Crystal Palace’s interest in Charlie Austin and Emmanuel Adebayor

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Crystal Palace are reportedly looking to sign a striker in January.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Clinton Morrison has discussed which striker would be a good signing for Crystal Palace, with both Charlie Austin and Emmanuel Adebayor linked to the South London club.

Morrison said: “That’s what they are missing. I just think they need a goalscorer who can get them 10 to 15 goals, but they are hard to buy. But Charlie Austin did score goals in the Premier League, and I think he is definitely good, and he’d be a good signing. I don’t know about Adebayor, as you never know what Adebayor is going to show up.”

The Mirror reported earlier this week that both Adebayor and Austin are targets for Palace this month, with Alan Pardew looking to bring a new striker to Selhurst Park.

The Eagles need a consistent goalscorer, as for all the attacking threat that the likes of Yannick Bolasie, Wilfried Zaha and Yohan Cabaye bring, they still lack a real threat upfront.

Connor Wickham offers a physical threat and is a clever runner, but doubts remain about his actual ability to score, whilst Marouane Chamakh and Dwight Gayle are hardly improvements.

Both Austin and Adebayor are proven Premier League goalscorers, and whilst the former is the younger and more logical option, former Spurs striker Adebayor will likely be cheaper given that he is out of contract and looking for a short-term deal.

However, there are still questions over his attitude, and Morrison has claimed that he is wary of Palace signing the 31-year-old as you never know which Adebayor is going to show up.

Morrison, who scored more than a fair share of goals for the Eagles, certainly sounds keen on Austin heading to Palace though. Austin is out-of-contract at the end of the season, and QPR may look to cash in on him this month to ensure they don’t lose him for free with no new deal on the horizon.

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