Palace should consider Leicester's Ulloa as Benteke alternative

Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa in action with Swansea's Leroy Fer

Leonardo Ulloa could see his days at Leicester City numbered after the arrival of Ahmed Musa and Crystal Palace should make a move.

Leonardo Ulloa scores the second goal for Leicester CityLeonardo Ulloa scores for Leicester City

Crystal Palace's search for a striker has been rumbling on after they balked at Liverpool's valuation of primary target Christian Benteke (Daily Mail).

Alan Pardew has already brought in quality additions to his squad with Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda arriving at Selhurst Park over the summer.

There is still that much coveted striking position to fill, however, and with the Eagles in the market for a target man who is also an accomplished finisher, why not switch their attention to Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa?

Leonardo Ulloa scores the third goal for Leicester City Ulloa would be perfect for Palace's style of play

The Argentine is a proven Premier League player, and although his return of six goals in 29 league outings for the Foxes last term seems paltry, it is worth remembering that he only started seven of those games.

The 29-year-old is more than capable of doing the job required for Palace, and with an extended run in the first-team those statistics would surely improve.

With the signing of Townsend, Palace are likely to be a team who deliver crosses into the box on a regular basis, and they need a powerfully built target man to aim for.

Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring the first goal for NewcastleAndros Townsend's arrival at Palace could signal how manager Alan Pardew wants his side to play this season

Ulloa would thrive off the service provided from the former Tottenham and Newcastle man, and could prove to be a fantastic foil for whoever he is paired alongside, should a move eventually materialise.

He would also be a much cheaper option than Benteke. With the arrival of Ahmed Musa at the King Power Stadium, Ulloa could see his first-team opportunities limited even further, so a move away from the club could be beneficial for all concerned.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Riyad Mahrez, Andy King, Christian Fuchs, Danny Drinkwater, Leonardo Ulloa, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy with the trophy on the bus during the paradeUlloa's experience as a title winner with Leicester could prove invaluable for Palace, should a move come to fruition

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