Strikers Marouane Chamakh and Emmanuel Adebayor are amongst those who Alan Pardew has released as he looks to plan Crystal Palace’s summer transfer business.
Others released were Paddy McCarthy, Adrian Mariappa, Brede Hangeland, and Chris Kettings as the summer clearout begins at Selhurst Park.
It is an important summer for Palace; after their slump in the league during the second period of the season; boss Pardew will be looking to address that this summer with a whole raft of new signings that is hoped to take Palace to the next level.
But before that he had to trim the squad and with that the former Newcastle United has decided six of his former players were not needed as he looks ahead to the new season.
Long-serving McCarthy amongst those released
McCarthy was Palace’s captain during the tough years, as the club nearly went out of business. And when the club got promoted under Ian Holloway he got injured and has rarely featured since; but he has still managed 151 appearances for the Eagles, and as a popular amongst the fans he will be missed.
Other defenders released include Jamaica’s Mariappa, and former Fulham defender Hangeland; both haven’t had much football this season. But for Mariappa his last appearance was in the FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United.
The former Arsenal striker Chamakh has had his injury woes this season, and is another player that was popular with the fans, but with injuries being a regular occurrence Pardew felt it was best to let the Moroccan striker leave and find pastures new.
Adebayor was bought in during the winter transfer window, to try and help Palace scores goals, but the Togo international didn’t make a splash, only scoring one goal in 15 appearances.