Freedman confirms Baxter talks
Palace manager interested in former Everton youngster
Last Updated: July 18, 2012 2:42pm
Jose Baxter: Has held talks with Dougie Freedman and would be open to joining Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has revealed he has had 'many meetings' with Jose Baxter, but says the former Everton striker has offers to consider from other clubs.
Baxter is a free agent after leaving the Toffees earlier in the summer and has been linked with a switch to Selhurst Park.
Freedman has a lot of admiration for the player and admits talks have been held, but recognises that there would be a lot of competition for his signature.
"What's happened with Jose is he's a young guy that I've had many meetings with," said Freedman in This is Croydon.
"He's a fantastic young player, but he's got offers from other clubs."
If Freedman decides to pursue his interest there would appear to be a good chance of a deal being done, as Baxter has previously made it clear that he would welcome the chance to join Palace.
"For people asking I am not a everton player or crystal palace player...... But I'd love to be as they are a great team with great future," he wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Baxter, 20, came through the youth ranks at Goodison Park but never established himself as a regular starter under David Moyes and spent time out on loan at Tranmere last season.