Crystal Palace ‘join race to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara’

Crystal Palace ‘will join the race to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara’… but they face competition from Manchester United, West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle United

  • Crystal Palace eyeing the signing of Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara
  • The 22-year-old Frenchman is at the end of his contract with the France team this summer
  • Manchester United, West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa are also interested

Crystal Palace joined the race to sign Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara this summer.

The 22-year-old, who becomes a free agent at the end of the season, has already attracted interest from West Ham United and Newcastle United.

Aston Villa and even Manchester United are monitoring the situation, so they will fight for his signature, although his wage demands could put a price on some teams.

Crystal Palace have joined the race to sign defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara from French side Marseille

The Eagles will face competition from West Ham, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Manchester United to sign Kamara

The Eagles will face competition from West Ham, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Manchester United to sign Kamara

The midfielder’s wage demands are huge but ambitious Eagles support John Textor is ready to splash the cash to build on a good campaign under boss Patrick Vieira, according to the Sun.

The Eagles are also targeting Ajax star Edson Alvarez as they look to bolster their midfield options.

The 24-year-old Mexican is the top target but his hefty £30million price tag is likely to deter the south London outfit.

Palace are also targeting Ajax's Mexican midfielder Edson Alvarez as they look to bolster their midfield options.

Palace are also targeting Ajax’s Mexican midfielder Edson Alvarez as they look to bolster their midfield options.

Patrick Vieira’s men moved up to 10th in the Premier League with an impressive 2-0 win over Wolves on Saturday.

Jean-Philippe Mateta’s close-range strike and Wilfried Zaha’s penalty put them under control in the 34th minute, and it really shouldn’t have been their last entry on the scoresheet.

The victory means they have completed the double against Wolves this campaign, a team still in search of a place in Europe.

Jean-Philippe Mateta scored from close range to give Crystal Palace a deserved lead

Jean-Philippe Mateta scored from close range to give Crystal Palace a deserved lead

The former Arsenal midfielder was full of praise for his team even though he felt they could have won even more comfortably.

“I loved every part of the game,” Vieira said.

“We played well in the first half. In second, we were tired and we defended well when necessary. It was a very good team performance.

“The first half was one of the best [performances of the season]. Not everything is perfect because we didn’t take the risks we created. We created enough chances to score more.

“The first half was positive because we knew we couldn’t sustain that for the whole game because we knew Wolves would put more pressure on us.

“We stayed calm and poised and played with a lot of confidence.”

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