Crystal Palace were unable to complete a move for Spartak Moscow star Quincy Promes in the summer, Frank de Boer has revealed.
De Boer was given his marching orders after just four Premier League games but has been speaking about how he failed to secure a deal for Netherlands international Promes as a result of Spartak’s valuation.
Southampton had a similar trouble in their pursuit of Promes in the January transfer window, and walked away from negotiations due to the Russian club’s seemingly excessive valuation of the winger.
Promes has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and it seems De Boer was keen to bring him. The ex-Ajax manager told Russian news source Sport Express:
The Premier League is a very good option for Quincy. A really good player. When I was at Palace, we watched him closely. I wanted him at Palace, but we didn’t have much money.
The club have previously spent €38m on Christian Benteke last season, so they told me they couldn’t afford to pay €30m for Promes. That’s the reason why the deal collapsed.
The tricky wide man has been a star player for Spartak Moscow over the years and is clearly an important player for the club. He won the Player of the Year award in Russia for 2017 and is reported to be open to making the switch to the Premier League at some stage.