Crystal Palace and goalkeepers is a cursed pairing. Whatever can go wrong often does go wrong, and a lot of that is down to lack of planning and last minute transfer panic.
But that may all be a thing of the past when Vicente Guaita arrives in the summer.
The 31 year old’s contract with Getafe expires in June and Roy Hodgson has already confirmed the goalkeeper will be arriving at Crystal Palace in the summer.
The Premier League club had wanted Guaita to arrive in the January transfer window, and the goalkeeper was keen on that too, but no agreement could be found with Getafe, who understandably didn’t want to lose their first choice midway through the season.
So, Guaita arrives in the summer and everyone lives happily every after, right?
Maybe not, at least according to Marca. Should Crystal Palace be relegated then Guaita won’t make the move, due to some kind of clause in the agreement. There’s no explanation on who wanted the clause put in, but it may be a bit of both.
Currently fourth from bottom, out of the relegation places on goal difference alone, it’s very much on the edge.