Vicente Guaita’s on-off January move to Crystal Palace finally had a negative conclusion on deadline day.
The Premier League club had been attempting to sign the goalkeeper for weeks, but were unable to agree a deal with Getafe.
Marca report Crystal Palace came back with an offer again on Wednesday, but the Spanish newspaper say the amount was ‘around €4m’ so, just like the other similar approaches earlier in the window, it was dismissed.
Crystal Palace failing to get the Guaita deal done also had a big impact on Miguel Angel Moya. The Atletico Madrid back-up had been approached by Getafe to replace Guaita in case the goalkeeper went to London.
Atletico wanted to keep Moya but Marca say that due to the player’s good behaviour around the club they were going to let him leave to take up three and a half years of contract at Getafe.
Subsequently Moya spent all day yesterday waiting around for word that Guaita would be off to Crystal Palace, and he could move to Getafe, but the first domino didn’t fall.
Both Moya and Guaita see their contracts expire at the end of the season.