Crystal Palace
Fernando Llorente
Tottenham Hotspur
Three strikers who could help Crystal Palace
Daniel Martin
360 days ago
Crystal Palace never looked in any real danger of relegation last term but were notoriously goal shy. So who can help up top?

1. Fernando Llorente

Roy Hodgson's team tend to play physical football so it would make sense of them to sign someone who can look after themselves up front as well as score goals.

Fernando Llorente could be that man – before joining Tottenham he had a successful season-long spell in South Wales with Swansea, scoring 15 goals in 33 Premier League games.

It was good enough to earn a move to Tottenham where he was playing higher level football but unfortunately was never going to break into the side ahead of Harry Kane.

He certainly had an impact for Tottenham in the latter part of last season, particularly in Kane's absence but his future may depend on how much football he wants to play with only a few years left in his career.

2. Tammy Abraham

Depending on the outcome of Chelsea's transfer ban appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Abraham might be sent out on loan yet again.

He initially burst onto the scene at Bristol City, netting 23 in 41 in the Championship and earned a season-long loan move to Swansea in the Premier League a year later.

He started well – and gained his first two England caps to boot – but fell out of form and only netted five times.

Another impressive Championship season with Aston Villa followed, as he scored 25 times for the promoted club.

He would certainly add more pace and energy to their front line and for a loan deal could prove to be a shrewd acquisition.

3. Neal Maupay

Of the three players mentioned, the Brentford man would undoubtedly be the biggest risk – he has never played in the Premier League before and has only been in England two years.

12 goals in 42 appearances was a decent return in his first year but he has certainly stepped up a elves in his second season at Griffin Park, scoring 28 in all competitions.

Brentford have had a tendency in recent years to develop players and sell them on for a large fee so it would not surprise anyone if they allowed the 22-year-old French youth international to leave this summer.

As well as being a goalscorer, he has the ability to drop deep and play out wide so as a versatile forward option, Roy Hodgson might be able to do good business if he can get Maupay through the door.