PALACE'S newest signing, Pape Souare, could be the next Yohan Cabaye reckons boss Alan Pardew.
The Senegalese international, who has been away representing his country at the African Cup of Nations could feature in Palace's next match at Leicester on Saturday.
Pardew said: "He's a full-back who's experienced at left-back.
"He's played a good level at Lille. It's a club I know well and I've taken some good players out of there and hopefully he can follow in the footsteps of Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye.
"We've sent him home this week again to get himself together and he'll be back in on Tuesday for training and we're looking forward to seeing him.
Asked if the manager was going to be making any final deadline say signings he said: "We will keep our eye on the market to see where it goes but we've got a strong healthy squad."
Palace remain 13th in the table despite their narrow loss to Everton on Saturday, and with five teams below them all losing, the luck of other results going Palace's way are in high favour.