Spanish side Valencia are interested in signing a new goalkeeper this summer and Crystal Palace shot-stopper Vicente Guaita is among their targets
Los Ches are suffering from goalkeeping problems, with Jasper Cillessen and Jaume Domenech failing to deliver the performances needed regularly.
Tribuna Deportiva report that Valencia see their former youth prospect as a potential filler of the gap between the sticks.
The Spaniard has been one of Crystal Palace’s best players this season, conceding just 28 goals in 27 games – picking up nine clean sheets along the way.
Tribuna believe the Eagles would only sell for a sizeable transfer fee, but the 33-year-old’s contract expires in June 2021 and there’s been no news of a contract extension in the works.
This could encourage the Premier League club to sell him this summer for a fee rather than lose him the following year on a free transfer.
Valencia have a limited amount of funds for the potential deal though, and their finances will take a serious hit if they are unable to qualify for Europe.
Moreover, more pressing concerns such as the defence and in central midfield need attention so the goalkeeping position may become less of a priority.
In favour of the move though, Palace’s number one knows the club well from his time as a former youth club player and as a regular starter.
Before his permanent move to Getafe, Guaita featured in over 100 games between 2008 and 2014, where he played under former Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
Since joining the Eagles in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer, Guaita has grown to be one of their most dependable players and will be missed by fans if the move goes ahead.