Crystal Palace football chief Iain Moody admits they're shopping on the continent for the January market.
Moody admits that France is a prime country to target talent from.
â€śI speak the language and players over there represent good value,â€ť he told the South London Press. â€śWith the exception of Paris St-Germain and Monaco they donâ€™t pay huge money. Culturally and linguistically they are popular to UK clubs. They produce a disproportionate amount of good players.
â€śA lot is dictated by the philosophy of a club. I always ask what is the perception? Iâ€™ve always known Palace as having razor-sharp wide guys and two guys holding. An athletic and quick team. Apart from the very top teams in England, you donâ€™t have the resource to scout every country. Iâ€™d rather concentrate on two or three countries that have a history of producing in the UK rather than spending one week in Poland, one week in Croatia and one week in Belarus. You never get a depth of knowledge.
â€śIf you see a good left-back in Croatia and Portugal it is almost impossible to judge which is best for us. Iâ€™d rather watch every left-back in France, Holland and Belgium.â€ť
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