David Okereke scored his sixth Serie B goal of the season on Saturday and could be rewarded with a move to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace have identified a new striker target. But David Okerere might not be the proven, Premier League goalscorer that the fans were hoping for as The Eagles hover above the relegation zone.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Crystal Palace are interested in the 21-year-old forward who has lit up Serie B this season with Spezia.
Okereke has scored six goals for a team appropriately nicknamed The Little Eagles while producing another eight assists. That is a fine tally for a player who continues to go from strength to strength in the Italian lower leagues.
TMW adds that Palace sent scouts to watch Okereke in action during Spezia’s thrilling 4-4 draw away at Brescia on Sunday. The Nigerian forward scored one and set up another at the Mario Rigamonti Stadium.
It is not certain how much Crystal Palace would be wiling to pay for Okereke but they are likely to face competition from Belgian outfit Standard Liege, who were also present at Brescia over the weekend.
It has been a rather quiet month for Roy Hodgson’s side, who signed another highly-rated youngster last week in Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas Perri.