Reported target Luuk de Jong would not fit Palace's system alongside Christian Benteke

Luuk de Jong of PSV in action during the Dutch Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and SC Heerenveen held at Philips Stadion on January 22, 2017 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Christian Benteke is Crystal Palace's established main man and so trying to find space for Luuk de Jong alongside the forward in a 3-4-3 seems unwise.

Luuk de Jong is a transfer target for Frank de Boer and Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Mail.

The report suggests that De Jong is closing in on a move to Selhurst Park as he was left out of a friendly squad for current club PSV Eindhoven on Sunday.

Luuk de Jong of PSV in action during the Dutch Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and SC Heerenveen held at Philips Stadion on January 22, 2017 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Many will quickly recall a disappointing stint at Newcastle United - where his brother Siem now plays - in 2014, but the failings of that loan spell went beyond a return of zero goals.

De Jong had been deployed as a second striker or a wide forward earlier in his career, but that role simply did not work for him in England as he played second fiddle to fellow loanee Loic Remy.

While the 26-year-old has since rediscovered his scoring touch with PSV, he has reverted to a central striking position to do so.

Unfortunately for Palace, that is not a berth where they currently need a first team performer, with Christian Benteke the focus of their new 3-4-3 formation.

De Jong would be ill-suited to a wide position alongside the Belgium international and, with his stock currently high, surely would not accept a back-up role.

The PSV man may deserve another chance in the Premier League, but both he and Palace would be wise to avoid a switch that would not suit either party.

Captain, Luuk de Jong of PSV celebrates towards his fans after his brother, Siem de Jong scores their a goal during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven held at...

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