With the season at an end we look at the signing Crystal Palace made last summer, and in January.

Cheikhou Kouyate

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The 29-year-old was the summer’s BIG arrival at a fee of £9.5million.

And for the price, he’s been a steal.

It took two substitute appearances before he got his full debut against Huddersfield in September, but since then he’s cemented himself as one of Hodgson’s most reliable men.

With his speed, strength and athleticism he’s dovetailed well with Milivojevic and McArthur in the middle of the park making 31 league appearances, with a fine showing in the 3-2 away win over Arsenal the highlight.

Able to play as a holding midfielder or the box-to-box midfielder, he’s proven to be a shrewd bit of business by Steve Parish and Hodgson.

Grade: B

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Michy Batshuayi

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The move no-one in football saw coming.

The move that MADE deadline day remotely interesting for the Premier League in January.

His arrival on loan from Chelsea after an indifferent spell in Spain with Valencia was more than welcome at Selhurst after six-months of having no recognised striker fit in the ranks.

With an instant impact on debut against Fulham, his shot parried to Jeffrey Schlupp to slot home, fans were thinking they have found the missing piece of the jigsaw.

Quick, strong, and a predator in the box, he’s netted five times in 11 appearances, two of those from the bench.

Hodgson has spoke highly of the forward and is not shy in stating his interest in signing the Belgian again in the summer, on loan or permanently.

Grade: A

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Bakary Sako

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Fan favourite Sako re-joined the Eagles in January on a short-term contract after seeing his contract with West Brom terminated by mutual consent.

The 31-year-old Malian’s return has not been hugely successful however.

Featuring in early February against Fulham, the attacker picked up an injury in training and has only appeared off the bench three times since.

Having played under Hodgson for some time and with his contract up next month, you would expect him to get another short-term deal knowing the qualities he can bring to the squad when fit.

Grade: C

Max Meyer

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Palace fans couldn’t believe it when they landed the 23-year-old on a three-year deal at the start of the season such was the hype around the German.

Having not played for the best part of six-months at Schalke however his fitness was an issue and Roy Hodgson wasn’t convinced.

With a string of injuries to Hodgson’s squad in November, Meyer started nine league games on the run, and despite winning over the majority of the Eagles faithful, Hodgson still wasn’t convinced and opted for Jeffrey Schlupp in the middle.

Meyer however started three of the last four games for Palace, and despite the pressure of relegation being off the club, his attacking threat has been noticed it seems.

With a season in the league under his belt, there’s no doubt Palace will see an even better Max Meyer next season, all they want is consistency because when he’s good, he’s excellent.

Grade: B

Vicente Guaita

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He’s turned in to a cult-hero already.

He came from Getafe with the small price tag of £4.5million and little fanfare.

At 32 he was expected to offer Wayne Hennessey the kick up the backside to kick on.

He did much more than that.

After just a handful of cup appearances he was given his chance in the 1-0 win over Leicester in December and hasn’t looked like relinquishing the number one jersey ever since.

There’s still question marks over his ability with the high ball but for shot stopping he’s right up there.

One only needs to look at the save he made against Everton to know that.

Not only on the pitch, but off it as well.

He’s embraced the club similar to a certain goalkeeping legend that has recently left the club, and he says all the right things on social media.

Definitely Roy’s number one for next season.

Grade: A

Jordan Ayew

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Signed on loan from Swansea at the start of the season, it’s expected that Roy Hodgson will make the move permanent this summer with a fee of around £4million enough to keep him at the club.

With injuries to Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham for the first half of the campaign the 27-year-old was given an extended run at leading the line.

A chance you’d have to say he hasn’t taken.

With just one goal in 20 league appearances this season he’s definitely not going to be the 20-goal striker the club are searching for.

Hodgson is a fan however, often praising the Ghanaian after his cameo appearances this season.

Surely a squad player at best?

Grade: C