Patrick van Aanholt

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Patrick van Aanholt from relegation rivals Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

Upon signing van Aanholt on a 4 and a half year deal Sam Allardyce said “We’ve finally got Patrick over the line. You like to bring players you’ve worked with before and should bring something to the team.

“Hopefully his impact is instant. He was instrumental in Sunderland’s fight for survival last year, not just as a full-back but for goals. We want him to defend well because we’re conceding too many goals. He’ll help at both ends.”

Allardyce also revealed that he is hoping to sign two or three players before the transfer window closes tomorrow and is also interested in Champions League winner Martin Caceres who is available on a free transfer and can be signed after the window closes.

The 29 year old former Juventus and Barcelona defender was released at the end of last season and is a Uruguayan international.

Fingers crossed!

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