He said: “The club has a lot of players who have been here for a long time, given fantastic service but they need competition, that’s what this club needs.
“I have been here 22 years, no, not 22 years, 22 months, and the club has almost stagnated and needed to get on the front foot. We are trying to do business.”
Palace boss Pardew admitted Yannick Bolasie looks to be on his way out.
He said: “The deal is not quite done but it looks like something is going to happen.
“We have to understand our record for scoring goals is not great and we need to address that.”
CRYSTAL PALACE: Hennessey 7; Ward 6, Dann 6, Delaney 6, Soare 6 (Kelly 92nd); Zaha 7, Puncheon 6 (Cabaye (66th) 6), Lee 7 (Bolasie (66th) 6), Jedinak 6, Townsend 8; Wickham 5
WEST BROM: Foster 7; Dawson 6, McAuley 6, Olsson 7, Evans 6; Phillips 6, Yacob 6, Fletcher 6, Gardner 6 (McClean (59th) 6); Rondon 8, Berahino 5 (Morrison (74th) 6)
STAR MAN: Salomon Rondon
REF: C Pawson
CRYSTAL PALACE’S NEXT GAME: Aug 20, Tottenham (A) WEST BROM’S NEXT GAME: Aug 20, Everton (H)