Kiraly warns Routledge
By Juha Pal
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gabor Kiraly has warned Wayne Routledge not to quit Selhurst Park.In an exclusive interview with skysports.com, Crystal Palace goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly has warned team-mate Wayne Routledge that he would be making a mistake in quitting Selhurst Park.
The diminutive wide man has impressed on the flank this term and, with his contract set to expire in the summer, it would appear he is determined to quit South London.
Eagles chairman Simon Jordan has lambasted the player and his advisors for rejecting a lucrative deal and now Kiraly has echoed the words of his paymaster.
''Young players sometimes think that, after ten good matches, they have to change clubs,'' Kiraly told skysports.com.
''They feel they need to go to a bigger one, where they could get a chance to play - but it's never sure.
''Wayne Routledge is absolutely like this and it wouldn't be good for him to leave Selhurst Park.
''I'm not sure it'd be good for his future.''
Whilst Routledge appears to be on the wish list of Tottenham, another player to impress Kiraly this season is top goalscorer Andy Johnson.
The prolific hit man has reportedly attracted the attention of Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez and Kiraly is keen to praise his team-mate.
''Andy is a very good player and he's English - so he's a favourite here,'' he continued.
''He's only 23 and if he plays like this for a few more years, then I'd say he'll be an excellent striker.
''He's a real fighter on the pitch.''