Crystal Palace will do all they can in order to secure one centre-back this summer in Mamadou Sakho but in the meantime, they’ve locked down one of their own for another year.
The Guardian have confirmed that Damien Delaney has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Selhurst Park until the end of next season.
Initially set to be released this summer, Delaney has seemingly done enough to impress Allardyce and convince him to hand him an extension.
Delaney isn’t the only Palace veteran to have signed a new contract as experienced goalkeeper Julian Speroni has also put pen-to-paper on a new one-year deal.
The 35-year-old defender joined the Eagles on a free transfer from Ipswich back in 2012 and has made 189 appearances for the club in that time, scoring seven times.
Despite only starting one of the last 12 games, Delaney has been a frequently used substitute by Allardyce who sees the Irishman as excellent cover for James Tomkins and Scott Dann, both of whom have struggled for fitness this season.
Taking a slightly more negative slant, this could be an indication that Palace aren’t confident that they’ll be able to secure a deal for Mamadou Sakho with Liverpool demanding £30m for the Frenchman who has impressed in just eight appearances since arriving on loan in January.