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Report: Crystal Palace monitoring attacking livewire; why he could revitalise their attack

Crystal Palace are set to send scouts to monitor Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic, according to a report by The Sun (February 23, page 63).

The Eagles will be keen to bolster their squad in the summer and the livewire wideman would certainly represent an exciting addition at Selhurst Park.

Palace are currently eight points clear of the relegation zone but they have struggled to score goals on a regular basis, which is concerning.

They clearly need to make good additions to their attacking ranks at the end of the season, with the London side clearly reliant on Wilfried Zaha for attacking inspiration in the final third.

Palace already have Serbian international Luka Milivojevic on their books, who is a key part of their team. The presence of the club captain could make Kostic attracted to the possibility of joining Palace.

A move to the Eagles could also allow the 32-times capped Serbian international an opportunity to ply his trade in the Premier League.  

He has been impressive for Frankfurt this season as he has so far gone on to score 11 goals from 34 games in all competitions.  

With Eintracht in mid-table in the Bundesliga, he has little chance of career growth with his current club.

Diversifying the Palace attack

Palace have had joy with their quick counter-attacking style of play in recent years, with Zaha and Andros Townsend critical in this plan.

Adding someone like Kostic, who is versatile and has an eye for goal, would help to diversify the Eagles’ forward line.

Palace also are in desperate need of a number nine that can hit the back of the net on a regular basis, with Christian Benteke failing to deliver.

Hodgson has done an excellent job at Selhurst Park with limited resources and as such the club should back him in the summer transfer window.

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