crystal palace woe

Palace administrator prevents Moses from playing

January 27, 2010

Crisis-club Crystal Palace have suffered another blow after they were placed into administration, as the administrator will not allow star player Victor Moses to play.

Moses is valued at around £5 million by the club and has a host of admirers who have been circling the striker during the January transfer window.

The administrator's decision is based around the fact that the player will almost certainly be sold in the next week and they want to protect their most valuable asset.

Former Palace manager Alan Smith earlier said that he believes Moses will be sold before the end of the transfer window to "help improve the club's debts".

"Inevitably Victor Moses will be sold. The club have to pay off their debts as quickly as possible,'' he told Sky Sports. "The club have to sell him because the administrators need to recoup their debts and if Victor can give money back to the club by leaving then that's a good thing.

"For some time this club has been on shifting sands and going into administration could be a major turning point for them."