Tony Pulis’ relegation scrap turned into a mid-table hunt last season at Crystal Palace, and now PST’s Premier League manager of the year is looking to make a charge even higher in the table.
According to The Daily Star (we know), Pulis is after a pair of Tottenham players to begin a summer of additions at Selhurst Park, one he’s chased since his days as Stoke City boss.
The report says the Eagles would love to get their hands on a Spurs mainstay as well as a midfielder who showed flashes of brilliance at White Hart Lane in 2013/14.
Spurs captain Michael Dawson and attacker Gylfi Sigurdsson are the names mentioned in the report, and both are a little curious. Though with Tottenham bringing in a new manager, any name could be on the table.
Dawson will turn 31 in November, and the 6-foot-3 center back has made over 300 appearances for Spurs since arriving from Nottingham Forest in 2005. Dawson only played in 16 Premier League matches for the club this season.
Sigurdsson, 24, scored five goals in 22 PL appearances this season, his best total as a Spurs player (He scored seven on loan to Swansea City from Hoffenheim in 2011/12).
Moving both players into the team’s spine alongside unheralded-but-fantastic Mile Jedinak would certainly strengthen Palace. And the concept of Spurs shedding some salary ahead of a Pochettino-led buying spree could also work well (though both players hardly seem like part of the problem). Is it win-win?