Alan Pardew wants to buy and not sell in the approaching summer transfer window

‘’Over the summer, I'm going to be banging the chairman's door down for some big signings.’’

Those were the words which were released by Alan Pardew as the manager of Crystal Palace announced his intention to sign high profile players when the summer transfer window opens in a few months’ time.

Alan Pardew also announced his ambition to push Crystal Palace into the top 10 spots of the Premier League which is a possible thing that can happen but unlikely.

Crystal Palace has 3 matches left to play before the season reaches it’s end and they will have to collect victories in almost all of the remaining games in order to escalate into the top 10 of the English League but it won’t be easy for Alan Pardew to accomplish as their upcoming opponents are: Manchester United, Liverpool and Swansea City.

Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin made a huge breakthrough

Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin made a huge breakthrough into the first team last season. Not many expected him to flourish at Barcelona, where he spent much of his youth.

Like many other Catalan players who had moved to the Premier League,Bellerin secured an early transfer to Arsenal. He came in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas, who had made a similar move when he was in his late teens. Fabregas went on to become one of the top players in the Premier League and earned a £ 35 million return to the Camp Nou. After a couple of years at Barcelona, he has returned to the Premier league once again in a £ 30 million deal.

Andriy Shevchenko has given his piece of advice

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has given his piece of advice to struggling Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. Shevchenko, himself, struggled a lot to deal with the pressure of a massive transfer fee when he moved to Chelsea from AC Milan.

He caused around £ 30 million and was one of the most expensive transfers in English football back then. Bale has cost considerably more at £ 85 million and he had been expected to deliver for this reason. After a spectacular first season at the Santiago Bernebeu when he won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, Bale has been struggling to impart any form of superiority in recent months.

Paul Scholes reckons that Gareth Bale is the perfect player

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes reckons that Gareth Bale is the perfect player to bring the Premier league title back to Old Trafford.

United are set to finish a second consecutive season without a major trophy. This is despite the club spending more than £ 150 million on new players including Angel di Maria from Madrid. However, there has been intense speculation that Bale would be on the wish list of United going into the summer. This would help the club realise their original dream of signing Bale before Madrid did in 2013.

FA Cup Replay Promises More Quality

Of all the quarter-final FA Cup ties, by far the least glamorous was Reading's trip to Bradford City.

Scheduled for a lunchtime kick-off and due to be played on the quagmire at City's Valley Parade ground, it was perhaps little wonder that the tie attracted minimal attention and was not selected for BBC broadcast.

As it turned out, both sides lacked quality and struggled to break each other down. The pitch was a real leveller and neither side created much in the way of genuine chances. The 0-0 scoreline gives a fair reflection of the game. The two sides meet again on 16th March and fans can anticipate a much more open contest.

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