Crystal Palace boss admits he was surprised West Ham sold ‘important’ Kouyate

first_img 2 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Cheikhou Kouyate drives forward with the ball during his time at West Ham. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion He told talkSPORT: “I was a little bit surprised to get him as I always thought he was one of the important figures in midfield but when the opportunity presented itself the club were swift to act.“He’s a player we need because we’ve lost two very important players from last year’s midfield in Yohan Cabaye and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. It was always going to be important for us to replace those with two other good quality players, albeit slightly different types. But they’re types I requested and the club has done very well to ensure we get those two players.” What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Most Popular Premier League News smart causal The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he was surprised at being able to sign Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham.The Senegal star arrives at Selhurst Park in a £10million deal as the Eagles revamp the core of their team. revealed possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT ALTERED 2 latest predicted With Yohan Cabaye joining Al-Nasr and Ruben Loftus-Cheek returning to Chelsea after his loan spell ended, the club were looking light in the middle of the park.But now they have sealed deals for German international Max Meyer and Kouyate, who Hodgson was stunned by the latter’s availability. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more