June 8, 2018 / 11:39 AM / 8 months ago

Crystal Palace sign Getafe keeper Guaita on three-year-deal

FILE PHOTO: Valencia's goalkeeper Vicente Guaita reacts during their Europa League quarter-final first leg soccer match against FC Basel in St.Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

(Reuters) - Crystal Palace have signed Spanish side Getafe's goalkeeper Vicente Guaita on a free transfer, the English club announced here on Friday.

Guaita will join the London club on a three-year-deal and will officially become a Palace player on July 1 after his contract at the La Liga side expires.

“We are delighted to sign one of La Liga’s best goalkeepers and pleased that we beat off the competition for his signature,” Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish said.

The 31-year-old began his career at Valencia, making over 100 appearances before moving to Getafe in 2014. He was instrumental in the club finishing in eighth-place in their first season back in La Liga, keeping 12 clean sheets.

Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Keith Weir

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