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Zeki Fryers moves to Crystal Palace on a permanent deal

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This is good for everyone.

Mike Hewitt

Tottenham Hotspur have opted to cash in on Zeki Fryers, selling him to Crystal Palace on deadline day. As usual, neither team reported the fee, but it's rumored to be roughly £3m.

Spurs probably envisioned themselves making a bit more of a profit on Fryers when they signed him away from Manchester United/Standard Liege, but they've still managed to make a profit. The now 21-year-old was controversially signed for a very low fee from Standard as a way to circumvent a tribunal process.

Fryers was probably never going to break into the Tottenham Hotspur first team, but he'll provide some decent depth for Crystal Palace. They don't have a big squad, so it'll help that he can play both central defense and left back. Their central defenders are a bit better than their fullbacks, though, so he'll probably play a bit more on the left.

All in all, this is good for everyone. Spurs get some money for a player that was never going to play for them, Palace get a cheap depth player with potential to become a starter and Zeki goes somewhere where he gets to play. Win-win-win.