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Clyne returns to Palace on short-term deal

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - February 23, 2019 Bournemouth's Nathaniel Clyne during the match REUTERS/David Klein

(Reuters) - Crystal Palace have signed right back Nathaniel Clyne on a short-term deal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Clyne returns to Palace after eight years, having previously played 137 games for the London club between 2008-2012.

The 29-year-old left Palace for Southampton, before moving to Liverpool where he was part of the squad that reached the Champions League final in 2018. He also spent half a season on loan at Bournemouth, joining them in January 2019.

Clyne left Liverpool when his contract expired at the end of June.

“It’s surreal being back, enjoying it and hopefully I can just crack on and enjoy my football again,” said Clyne, who has been capped 14 times by England.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Toby Davis

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