Connor Wickham says Crystal Palace's attacking potential was key factor in persuading him to move to London after four seasons at Sunderland.

The 22-year-old forward has moved to Selhurst Park for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal with the Eagles to become the club's third signing of the summer.

"I looked at the team before I arrived here and the signings that have been brought in, and the potential to score goals and the chances that could be created was a massive influence," Wickham told "Hopefully I can add to that talent and make the squad stronger.

"I needed the fresh start. I had four years up north and it’s been a bit stop-start. Now I’ve come back home and I can settle down and see my family a bit more and hopefully let my football do the talking."

Wickham joined Sunderland from Ipswich Town in 2011 and made 79 Barclays Premier League appearances, scoring 11 goals. Palace open their 2015/16 BPL campaign with a trip to Norwich City on Saturday, 8 August.

Posted by Azania Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:12:00 AM


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