Tony Pulis beats competition from Premier League hotshots to land his man.
In one of the most unlikely of transfer outcomes, Crystal Palace have reportedly beaten the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Cardiff City ace Steven Caulker, according to the Mirror.
The 22-year old was not going to go down along with the relegated Bluebirds and was keen to take up an opportunity to sign for a Premier League club once again.
However, few would have expected that the Premier League’s top clubs would all fail in their pursuit of the young centre-back while Crystal Palace moved to secure his services.
Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool all need centre-back cover for next season and Caulker, who was probably the Bluebirds’ best player in the Premier League last season, was high on their wish list, but it seems as though a talk from Tony Pulis and a £42,000 per week salary was lucrative enough for the England international to move back to London, albeit with a low key side.
The imminent signing of the former Tottenham defender is great news for Palace though as they seem to have signed one of the best young defenders in the league for a club record fee of £8 million pounds.