Crystal Palace turn to relegated pair Alex McCarthy and Daniel Iversen to find a new back-up goalkeeper as Vicente Guaita REFUSES to play
- Palace are looking for a new goalkeeper after Vicente Guaita refused to play
- Guaita is hoping to return to Spain after losing his place to Sam Johnstone
- Southampton’s Alex McCarthy and Leicester’s Daniel Iversen are both options
Crystal Palace have shown an interest in Southampton’s Alex McCarthy and Leicester City’s Daniel Iversen as they look to bolster their goalkeeping options.
Roy Hodgson is aiming to replace Vicente Guaita who has refused to play for them.
Hodgson said: ‘Guaita is disenchanted with the club. So he has made it clear that he would like to move on and he’s refusing to play. It’s up to the club to decide, not him.’
The Spanish ‘keeper only played one of Palace’s final 12 Premier League games last season as an injury coincided with Sam Johnstone taking his place as first-choice between the sticks.
Guaita signed on a free transfer in the summer of 2018 and established himself as a fans’ favourite at Selhurst Park, winning the Supporters’ Player of the Year in 2021.
Alex McCarhty has been linked with a possible move to Selhurst Park
Daniel Iversen is also an option for Crystal Palace after he was left out of Leicester City’s squad for their opening Championship fixture against Coventry City
Previously a fan favourite at Palace, Vicente Guaita is looking to return to Spain after falling down the pecking order under Roy Hodgson
However, with his place in Hodgson’s team no longer guaranteed, the 36-year-old has been linked with a return to former club Getafe in LaLiga.
McCarthy and Iversen are seen as attainable replacements to act as back-up for Johnstone after neither featured for their respective Championship clubs on the opening weekend of the season.
Palace begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to Bramall Lane to take on newly-promoted Sheffield United on Saturday, August 12.
Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Guaita refused to play for Palace throughout pre-season