Agent claims playmaker Tomas Andrade is very close to signing for Crystal Palace

Tomas Andrade is reportedly close to joining Crystal Palace, despite a quiet spell at Bournemouth.

Agent Giovanni Santoro has told Calcio Mercato that his client Tomas Andrade is close to signing for Crystal Palace, following a quiet loan spell with Bournemouth.

Palace have been quiet in the transfer window so far, those fans are certainly keen to see a new striker brought in, given how their current forwards have had problems finding the back of the net so far this term.

Now though, it seems that Eagles boss Alan Pardew could be on the verge of securing the signing of Argentine playmaker Tomas Andrade.

The 19-year-old, owned by River Plate, joined the Argentine giants from rivals Lanus in 2012, but has been on the fringes of their first team, and was sent out on loan to Bournemouth at the start of this season.

Andrade has had a quiet spell with Bournemouth, and with River looking to give him experience, his deal at the Vitality Stadium looks set to end - and a move to Crystal Palace may be on the cards.

The youngster's agent, Giovanni Santoro, has told Calcio Mercato that a deal with Palace is 'very close', and just a few details are left before the deal can be completed.

He also claims that Palace have been targeting Andrade for a long time now, and the Eagles are now moving closer to finally signing him.

"Crystal Palace have followed Tomas for quite some time, even in the past there has been contact," said Santoro. "Now the agreement between the parties is actually very close, we are optimistic for the success of the transfers, but there are still some details to be completed," he added.

Would Andrade be a good signing for Palace?

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