Paper Talk: Ivan Ramis on the Verge of Crystal Palace Move

Clint Hughes

The 29 year old defender who had only been with us for just over 18 months, has only managed to be on the pitch for just shy of 20 games and yet Ramis could be on hi way out of the club.

There is no doubting the talent of our Spanish defender Ivan Ramis; cool, calm and collected on the ball; the perfect kind of defender for a side of passing football to have. Yet unfortunately for Ramis and Wigan Athletic the time the defender has spent at the club has been up and down for both the player and the club.

Since the game at Fulham last season when Ramis tore his cruciate ligament the defender has spent more time on the physio table than on the training ground and that could be the reason the club are looking to offload the defender. Combine that with the wages the defender will be on his position at the club really is untenable.

The noise that came out of the club originally was that Ramis was happy and wouldn't seek to move. From every avenue that continues to the be the line coming from the Ramis camp, it is in fact the club looking to push the move, which I think tells you everything about the deal as Uwe Rosler looks to try and build his own team.

Cardiff City were the massive front runners for the player and it looked like we would have said goodbye to the player the other day when talks were reportedly taking place. However the Cardiff medical staff vetoed the move as Ramis failed his medical.

The news today though is that Tony Pulis's Crystal Palace will be Ramis destination now. The player has travelled to London to undergo talks and a medical today to push the move through ahead of the deadline tomorrow so that Rosler and co may get in a fitting replacement.

That replacement looks to be Jack Hobbs and as we close in on our target, Palace and are looking more and more likely to get their's.

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