Crystal Palace appear to have already secured their first signing of the summer, despite it only being February.

According to a report from the Guardian, the Eagles have signed a pre-contract agreement with Vicente Guaita, with his contract at Getafe set to expire at the end of the season.

Palace were eager to recruit the experienced Spaniard in the January transfer window but the La Liga side stood firm, with manager Jose Bordalas insistent that his star goalkeeper was not to leave midway through the season.

Roy Hodgson discussed the prospect of having Guaita in his squad for next season and expressed his happiness to have tied up a deal for the 31-year-old.

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We have signed a pre-contract with Vicente Guaita so he will join us on 1 July. We would have liked to have tried to persuade the club to sign him in January but they didn’t want to do that, which is their right because his contract with them does not run out until the summer.

It is good news that we will have him from 1 July and he will boost our goalkeeping contingent in the way I was hoping it would be boosted.

Hodgson has made it no secret that Palace have been chasing a new goalkeeper, with both Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni failing to convince this season.

Guaita, who began his senior career at Valencia, joined Getafe in 2014 and will make his first transfer to England on July 1, as he arrives at Selhurst Park.