AS claim on Saturday that Atletico Madrid are trying to sign Vicente Guaita as a free agent this summer.
In early February, Roy Hodgson made it public that Palace have signed a pre-contract agreement with the goalkeeper, but there’s been murmurings in Spain all may not be quite as fixed as it would seem.
The Spanish newspaper say Atletico are in contact with Guaita, as they want to bring in an experienced back-up, with Moya leaving the club and being it being felt 22 year old Werner isn’t quite there yet.
As for Crystal Palace, AS state: ‘The agreement with the English club is still valid and the goalkeeper is still ready to sign. It’s a commitment that would bring him between three and four million a year and a duration that could reach up to four seasons.’
At the end of February, Marca reported a get out clause for Guaita should Crystal Palace be relegated to the Championship, but AS seem to believe that wouldn’t have to happen.
If Palace have the keeper secured and there’s no wriggle room, then there’s surely nothing to worry about, aside from the possibility, if the reports are to be believed, that Guaita is getting cold feet.