Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is determined to make the upcoming transfer window count.

The 72-year-old has been keen to make his voice heard in recent times regarding the Eagles’ lack of squad strengthening.

Hodgson has made no secret of his desire to bolster his attacking options, with only the misfiring Christian Benteke and often-missing Connor Wickham to choose from.

Palace did move to loan Everton’s Cenk Tosun in January, however that was short lived with the Turkey international picking up a serious injury.

To compound Hodgson’s quandary up front, Alexander Sorloth, on loan from Selhurst Park at Turkish club Trabzonspor, has been racking up the goals this season, with some reports suggesting clubs as prestigious as Real Madrid are eyeing up a move for the Norwegian.

Crystal Palace have done well this season to steer clear of the Premier League drop zone considering their lack of spending and the loss of a key player in Aaron Wan-Bissaka last summer.

Palace sold Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m, and with minimal outlay in January, would appear to have funds to dip in to this time around.

Speaking to BT Sport, boss Hodgson said:

“I’m hoping that now once we get going we’ll be sitting down and talking very seriously about the type of players who are on the market and the type of players we would like to attract to the club.”

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