Date: 2nd September 2015 at 3:29pm
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Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed how Chelsea successfully hijacked the Eagles’ deadline-day move for defender Michael Hector.

The 23-year-old joined the Premier League champions in a £4 million move from Reading as one of two centre-halves to be recruited on the final day of the transfer window, along with Papy Djilobodji, 27.

“We had a deal for Michael Hector at Reading and that was a done deal. We thought we had that one,” Parish told Holmesdale Radio.

“Unfortunately the might of Chelsea came in and the player chose to go there. But at least we’re getting the right targets, aren’t we? Our scouting set-up must be doing the right thing.

“You don’t win them all. We live to fight another day. I’m sure he’ll do very well at Chelsea. We don’t hold any grudges. I think he supported them as a kid.”


6 responses to “Chelsea hijacked deadline-day deal from London rivals”

  1. Jibrin says:

    That’s what Mr morhinho does best.well I hope this can solve the defensive woes

  2. Japheth says:

    No problem so long as he is happy at chelsea

  3. Stephen says:

    Well is a good signing he help chelsea defens to be stronger

  4. Simon Leonard says:

    Great signing for Chelsea
    Hecks is definitely one for the future.
    One of the stand out players from a disappointed season last season.
    Thanks for loaning him back till the end of the season

    Cheers simon

  5. yardley says:

    it is very good business in the transfer window mourinioh has done he buyed very cleverly and we all should appreciate mourinioh that how instantly he reacted because the price of paul pogba and john stones is not worth it paul pogba 73 million pounds and his huge salary demands which it comes to 85 million pounds per year not worth it if he is that worth he should let juventus win in champions league final but he didnt make it he is not a cristiano ronaldo or messi even eden hazard, so paul pogba is a great young star but not that much big star like match winners like ronaldo,messi,hazard hazard was bought at 32 million pounds so how come pogba is worth it if his style has been suitable to serie a if he was that much good then why sir alex ferguision will let him go for such a low price and john stones he is not great as terry or kompany and he was very low in this season starting so that was to much asking price for stones he is not worth it,so how come every body can think that such a great manager like mourinioh is going to waste the money,he did the right thing by purchasing young players like hector,papylo for defence back up ,and in midfeild he is giving a great chance to young starlets to shine like loftus cheek and kenedy even they lost to crystal place also they played a superb match with amazing skills by kennedy we thank you mourinioh by saving clubs money and investing in a right thing only baba rehman is bit higher price other buyings are all good price buying by mourinoh we request you mourinioh please change formation and playing style of chelsea they are very slow in the pitch from this opposition are getting to recover to their goal defense make our team the best and give youngster to shine and become stars by that we shouldnt waste our money by buying the players in high price thanks mourininoh for doing a good business and please get eva cranero to the first team please hail hail…mourinioh you are a great manager because you didnt waste money buy spending huge amounts on players which they are not worth it like manchester city and manchester united did thats why you are the special one win or loose we are always with you

  6. sabinus says:

    Jose needs to give the following players chance to showcase their talents.
    (1) Lofty-cheek
    (2) Kennedy
    they are really gifted. players like Matic, Ivanolvic and Febragas should be rested for a while.
    Matic is becoming too sluggish and brutal, Ivanolvic is now weak , while Fab need absolute rest