Marouane Chamakh has joined Crystal Palace on a free transfer.
The former Moroccan striker will team up with Ian Holloway’s men on a permanent basis, signing a 1 year deal according to Sky Sports.
The ex-Bordeaux man arrived in the summer of 2010 on a free transfer, and caught the eye with some impressive, hard-working performances in the absence of an injured Robin van Persie.
However, the Dutch Skunk turned out to be Samson’s hair for Chamakh. When he returned, Chamakh’s career took a downward plunge, not entirely helped by his fondness for nightlife, smoking shisha and hanging out in the seedy Twister clubs around Soho.
He missed a substantial period of one season having put out his back trying to do ‘Right hand yellow’.
A loan move to West Ham last January was a total disaster, he didn’t make a single appearance after January 31st, and his chances at re-establishing himself at Arsenal were absolutely minimal.
Now he’s gone and while you might miss him like a nice, crusty scab you enjoying picking, you know you’re better off without.
He becomes the 11th senior player out the door this summer after Andrei Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci, Denilson, Johan Djourou, Andre Santos, Vito Mannone, Francis Coquelin, Ignasi Miquel and Gervinho.
Quite the cull. We said cull.