Crystal Palace Set to Reignite Their Interest in 25m River Plate Striker Rafael Santos Borre

​Crystal Palace are ready to resurrect their interest in River Plate striker Rafael Santos Borre this summer as the Eagles look to bolster their attacking options.

The River forward has scored 13 goals and registered two assists in just 21 games with the Argentinian outfit this season, and has thoroughly impressed in South America since his move from Atlético Madrid in 2017.

​Palace were reportedly interested in striking a deal last summer, but seemingly chose not to pursue the Colombian attacker, leaving them short up front yet again this season.

Rafael Santos Borre

According to Argentine publication ​El Intransigente, Roy Hodgson is ready to turn to Borre again, with reports of a £25m release clause in his contract not discouraging the Eagles. However, the 24-year-old is supposedly still part-owned by former club Atlético, which may make completing a deal for ​Palace even more complicated.


Despite having endured difficult and unsuccessful periods in Spain with ​Madrid and Villarreal, Borre has flourished since his move to River and even played a pivotal role in the club winning the Copa Libertadores in 2018.


Borre is a diminutive and powerful forward who has proved to be prolific in front of goal, hence why he is so highly sought after by a number of ​Premier League clubs - although Palace are the only named club pursuing a deal at present.

Christian Benteke

Hodgson's side are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements to help propel them up the Premier League table next season, with the Eagles currently sat in 11th, relying heavily on the inconsistent contributions of Jordan Ayew up front.


Palace have scored the third-fewest goals of any Premier League team this season - only ahead of Newcastle and Norwich - and need greater strength in depth up top following the dwindling form of Christian Benteke and on-loan attacker Cenk Tosun.


However, with the current Premier League season at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ramifications on the summer transfer window are yet to be seen.


Source : 90min