Steve Mandanda has left Crystal Palace to re-join Marseille on a three-year deal.

Palace fans had big expectations for Mandanda when he walked through the door last summer.

But the France goalkeeper never fully recovered from a string of dodgy performances and a bad knee injury. He featured just 10 times for the club.

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Mandanda is the first big name to be axed by new Eagles boss De Boer and Lee Chung-yong and Bakary Sako could be next to face the chop.

There was no mercy shown to Mandanda, a player with Champions League experience who has played 443 times for Marseille.

Lee and Sako have never been regular starters at Selhurst Park - and De Boer wants to get rid of his squad’s deadwood.