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Alan Pardew wants a big name

The Crystal Palace boss says he's in the market for a big name.

Quoted by The Guardian, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has revealed plans to sign a big name this summer.

Pardew pulled off a significant deal last summer by breaking the club's transfer record to bring midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain for £10 million (BBC).

The Eagles also have former Real Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester City marksman Emmanuel Adebayor on their, though it remains to be seen if the striker will be there next term.

Indeed, Pardew, who took the Palace job 18 months ago, has helped boost the profile of the London club by signing some high-profile players, and the former Newcastle United boss, who watched his side lose an FA Cup final to Manchester United on Saturday, has suggested that more household names could be on their way to Selhurst Park.

“I think we have got to get players who are better than this,” he said via The Guardian. “There is no point in getting players who are not potentially better than the ones we have got.

"Well, then they have got to be good players. So will there be a big name in there? There’s going to need to be.”

Palace, to be fair, could probably do with some new blood, too. Despite an excellent start to the 2015-16 Premier League season, their form dipped hugely in 2016, resulting in just two league victories since January - the first of which came in April.

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