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Reports Newcastle Interested in Crystal Palace Midfielder

11:37 pm, Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle United are one of the clubs interested in signing Crystal Palace defensive midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi.

Kagisho Dikgacoi

Kagisho Dikgacoi – Crystal Palace midfielder

Dikgacoi was at Fulham for a couple of seasons from 2009, but he only played 16 times for the London club in those two seasons, and only once in his final season when Mark Hughes was the manager, before he joined Crystal Palace in 2011.

Kagisho Dikgacoi has been a good player for Palace over the last three seasons, and particularly this season when he has played 23 times for Palace.

But the player is 29, and if new Newcastle Managing Director Lee Charnley is correct, then Newcastle will not be signing any players over the age of about 26 this summer, and so the South African born player will hardly be a Newcastle target.

Other clubs said to be interested in the South African midfielder are Leicester, Hull City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, and are more likely to go after the player.

But new manager Tony Pulis could want to keep the 5′ 11″ midfielder at the London club – who are now 7 points above the drop zone with just 5 games to play.

Crystal Palace have had two great wins since they lost to Newcastle 1-0 almost three weeks ago – they won 1-0 at home to Chelsea and 3-0 last weekend at Cardiff City.

Dikgacoi  made his debut for South Africa back in 2007, and has so far played 54 times for his country with two goals, and he has 110 total appearances for Palace with 8 goals. .

We’d be very surprised if Newcastle are interested in getting this player in over the summer – very surprised.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // Apr 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    When he’s on the steps at SJP, wearing the stripes, I’ll believe it. Until then, just more dross!!!

  • 2 Average_Contents // Apr 11, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    I wouldn’t even call it dross, thats an insult to dross ;)

    No chance whatsoever because even if we wanted him which I highly doubt, we just wouldn’t be able to compete with the likes of west Brom, Stoke, Hull and Leicester, come to think of it we’d struggle to compete against any club with more than a fiver to spend :(

  • 3 scout // Apr 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Palace have a young england centre half whos better in the air than dick dastardly I saw him play ryan ennis. Get him in Pardew lad

  • 4 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Seems like the type of player Pardew would go for given a chance.




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