Crystal Palace hoping to sign Newcastle’s “unsung hero” on a free transfer – The Telegraph

According to The Telegraph, Ciaran Clark is on Crystal Palace’s radar and at risk of leaving the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The Ireland international’s contract is set to expire in the summer and Mike McGrath’s piece believes that The Eagles could pursue the defender in a bid to replace the out of favour Mamadou Sakho.

Clark has played in all of our last nine games and has received praise from Steve Bruce in the past week, with the gaffer believing any praise calling the player as an “unsung hero” to be condescending as it doesn’t fairly reflect his importance to our side.

Crucially, however, Bruce signalled that contract talks were going to take place to tie the centre-back down to a new deal, with the NUFC boss revealing his desire to keep Clark at the club.

Rafa Benitez brought Clark in ahead of our Championship campaign in 2016 and the former Villa man has rarely let us down since he signed on the dotted line four and a half years ago.

At 31, he is a seasoned pro he is well equipped to the rigours of the Premier League. He chips in with his fair share of goals for a centre half and has bagged an impressive 11 goals in a black-and-white shirt.

Charnley should move to extend his stay at the club, as the cost of replacing someone of his ilk would be expensive and an unnecessary risk.

A fan favourite, dependable and clearly well-settled member of the first team setup never be allowed to run his contract down to the final six months.

A decision on Clark’s future could be the biggest no brainer that the Toon hierarchy have to make in this window.

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6 thoughts on “Crystal Palace hoping to sign Newcastle’s “unsung hero” on a free transfer – The Telegraph

  1. Stop being daft! Palace are trying to reduce the ave age of the team, not increase it! 🤦🏾‍♂️ These dead puff article s

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  2. How do you know Palace are keeping an eye on him? Not sure how you can actually confirm Palace are interested in signing Clark.

    Its the silly season and yes that is the transfer window open.

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  3. Bruce has to be offloaded. Before any player is bought or sold

    Otherwise we’ll end up with 10 Hendrick’s and still no idea on how to make use of the good players we have!!!!

    Unsung hero rubbish = every NUFC fan knows Clark is one of our best defender’s – it’s the numpty Bruce that hasn’t a clue just how to manage!

    It’s baffling he’s still here = we need a MANAGER

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  4. clark needs to open his eyes and just leave, why stay with the cabbage still in charge, at least go to a team that doesnt defend the whole game it is so depressing the hoofball this idiot keeps on having us play even wilson looked sick yesterday stopped making runs and looked fed up, sheff utd will probs get their first win of the season hopefully the penny might drop with the hierachy( if that is possible) and replace the EXCUSE cant happen soon enough imo

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  5. ‘Mike McGrath’s piece believes ….’

    His PIECE believes???

    WTF are you talking about Bennett?

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  6. Another garbage report containing no evidence of CPs interest.
    What are you going to do when you leave school Charlie ?
    Don’t go into journalism FFS !

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