Roy Hodgson is set to bring in Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita as his first signing since taking over the Eagles. The shot stopper will arrive at the club in a £4 million deal next week and will be immediately assigned first-team duties.
Palace have been rotating Wales international Wayne Hennessey and veteran Julian Speroni in recent weeks and it is understood that Hodgson wants to make the signing of a new keeper his top priority to ensure Premier League survival.
Hodgson has been given a healthy transfer budget to bring in new players but admitted yesterday that it is difficult to find new players.
31-year-old Guaita currently plays at Getafe, but prior to that enjoyed a 19 year stay with Valencia, coming through the youth ranks at the club. 31-year-old Guaita is expected to be unveiled next week at a press conference.
It is expected that Wayne Hennessey will be allowed to leave the club if a suitable offer is received.