Striker Cameron Jerome caps off busy transfer window for Crystal Palace
PUBLISHED: 08:27 03 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:08 03 September 2013
New signings Cameron Jerome, Barry Bannan and Adrian Mariappa capped Crystal Palace’s summer spending as the transfer window closed at 11pm last night.
The Eagles signed 16 players during the window, the most in the Premier League, as boss Ian Holloway looks to avoid dropping straight back into the Championship.
Striker Jerome, who arrived on loan from Stoke, was the final signing yesterday following the arrivals of Bannan from Aston Villa for £1million and defender Mariappa from Reading for £3million.
On Monday, the club announced the captures of Jack Hunt from Huddersfield for £2million and Jimmy Kebe, again from Reading, for £2million.
Rumours had spread that Holloway was on the verge of capturing Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, though the Dane’s move was scuppered when Chelsea pulled the plug on The Gunners’ move for Demba Ba.
Holloway made no less than five additions to his strike force this summer, with Dwight Gayle’s signing from Peterborough for £6million a new club record fee.
Elsewhere, Palace signed hot prospect Jose Campana from Seville for £1.75million, Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal on a free and secured the services of veteran striker Kevin Phillips for another season.
The club’s total spend in the transfer window finished close to £17million.
Among the incomings were also the departures of Alex Marrow to Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee, as well as Jermaine Easter to Millwall and Stephen Dobbie to Huddersfield on loan.