Crystal Palace close in on Nathan Ferguson deal as Christian Benteke comes under fire
Here are all the latest headlines from Selhurst Park while the coronavirus suspension of Premier League football continues
The Premier League action may be on temporary hold, but that doesn't completely stop football in it's tracks.
The coronavirus outbreak means that there is still a bit of a wait until action returns on the pitch, with fixtures not resuming until at least April 30, although that date could yet be extended.
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But don't worry, although that may still be a few weeks away, we've got you covered on the latest news from Selhurst Park over the last 24 hours.
According to the Standard, Crystal Palace are closing in on completing a deal for West Bromwich Albion defender Nathan Ferguson.
Ferguson was close to signing for the Eagles in January but the deal fell through due to a knee problem that the defender had, discovered during his medical.
The 19-year-old has made 21 appearances in the Championship this season, and with his deal at the Hawthorns expiring in the summer, it is set to cost Palace very little to sign the young defender.
Former Crystal Palace striker Ian Wright has blasted current forward Christian Benteke, who has scored just five goals since the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Benteke recently ended his 10-month goal drought against Everton in February, but Wright believes there are two key reasons why the Belgian striker is struggling.
“A case in point is Christian Benteke,” Wright began to explain on BBC podcast Match of the Day Top 10: Premier League goalscorers.
“You look at someone who was scoring goals at the rate he was and went for the moves he did, and then it has stopped.
“And it has stopped to a point where I watch him now and I actually don’t think he is going to score when he gets a chance.
“And that, for me, is a state of mind. I always felt if I was scoring in training, I was always confident going into a game, no matter how many games it had been since I scored.”
Andros Townsend believes that footballers should aim to give back to the supporters during the coronavirus pandemic that is ongoing.
“These guys, they support us on a Saturday through thick and thin,” Townsend said to the BBC.
“The general public effectively pay our wages with their season tickets and their subscriptions to the TV services so, at times like this, we have to give back.
“Crystal Palace is calling up season ticket holders, making sure they are OK and seeing if they need any help with shopping or any other errands.
“Wilfried Zaha is giving properties to NHS workers so everyone is trying to find their own little way to find of help in these troubled times and hopefully I can do that with #FootballUnited.”