atrick Vieira says Crystal Palace have to be “really smart” to compete with their rivals within the switch market and warned lavish spending sprees like Chelsea’s are making life more durable for the Premier League’s smaller golf equipment.
Vieira is trying to strengthen his squad this month, with the Eagles on a poor run of 4 defeats in 5 League video games.
Particularly, the Frenchman is determined to enhance his ahead line, having watched his facet fail to search out the web in any of these 4 losses, however admitted securing his main targets shall be a problem midseason.
“There are alternatives to enhance that facet of the sport [in the market], sure,” Vieira stated. “It’s a really difficult window to find those players who can improve the squad.
“We managed to identify those players, the names of the players we wanted and now everything is in the hands of the football club to try to make it happen.
“We are working and they are working hard to try to bring those players.”
Palace’s recruitment final season was hailed as a significant success, with the likes of Michael Olise, Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi all having important impacts of their debut campaigns, whereas Conor Gallagher loved an excellent mortgage spell.
Vieira didn’t obtain the identical degree of backing final summer season, nonetheless, with midfielder Cheick Doucoure up to now the one one among his new arrivals to develop into a longtime first-team common.
In contrast, Palace’s newest defeat got here on Sunday towards a Chelsea facet who’ve spent nicely over £400million since Todd Boehly’s takeover in Could.
“What is important is that we know who we are as a football club and what we can achieve in the market,” Vieira stated. “Chelsea are in a different level and we have to accept that but we can be really smart and work in a different way to find the players that fit the way we want to play.
“I think when you’re looking at the players we bring in our football club – Marc Guehi, Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure – we can still do the same.”
Chelsea paraded new £89m signing Mykhaylo Mudryk forward of Sunday’s defeat at Stamford Bridge, with Vieira expressing fears that such offers will inflate costs for different English golf equipment.
“Of course, it’s not going to make it easy,” he added. “When a Premier League crew goes overseas to try to signal a participant it turns into actually tough as a result of the crew will assume now we have the identical spending [power] as one other crew. After all, it makes it tougher.”