Per the official: “The Club can confirm that South African international Kagisho Dikgacoi has moved to Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.”
Is this the moment that ruined it for The Evidence? Probably not. The lad was a bizarre signing, with his agent claiming in January 2009 that a work permit held up a winter transfer, but he’d be at Fulham come July. Something Roy Hodgson (if I recall correctly) denied and then, later that summer, signed him.
Then, after hardly appearing (more on that in a bit) last season, the club extended his deal in January. Now, he’s gone to where he had a fairly successful loan spell. Hmph.
Last season KG played just four minutes total (as in, all competitions). His maiden season saw him feature in the league when our attention was drawn toward Europe, making four starts and one substitute appearance in the final 8 games; winning just won once when he play in that span. Although he would make the squad for the later Europa engagements, he never played a minute of European football.
And so KG joins the likes of Andranik, Litmanen, and Andraesen (am I missing any others?): recent central midfielders that arrive, never play, and then leave without leaving any quantifiable or memorable mark.
Okay, KG at least gave us the memory of shoving Parker…