Crystal Palace to pay R5million for Morgan Gould
Posted: 7 July 2011 Time: 14:16
Crystal Palace have confirmed that they have agreed a fee of £500 000 with SuperSport United for Morgan Gould – but will only sign him if he impresses on trial.
Gould is awaiting final clearance from his current club to travel to London next week in an attempt to seal a move to the English Championship.
And the 28-year-old centre back, who captained Bafana Bafana for the first time against Tanzania back in May, admits he is relishing the opportunity to show what he can do.
“Obviously it’s a trial so either I will make or I won’t, but we’ll see what happens,” he tells KickOff.com. “Hopefully everything will go as planned and I can ply my trade in the UK.”
Eagles’ boss Dougie Freedman spotted Gould playing for Bafana alongside new signing Kagisho Dikgacoi. And the former Scotland international admits that although he has been impressed by what he has seen, Gould must still prove he is worthy of a transfer.
“We do want to get him over here to have a proper look at him, but it hasn't been rubber-stamped yet,” he told the Croydon Advertiser.
“I saw quite a bit of him when I was weighing up the move for KG and he looks as though he could be what we are looking for. He's an experienced international centre-half and he could be the answer. But we would have to take him on trial before we committed to anything.”