Crystal Palace are close to completing the signing of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, according to reports in Spain.

Guaita close to Palace switch

Guaita close to Palace switch

The Eagles have long been linked with a move for the 30-year-old, who has enjoyed an impressive campaign in La Liga this season, conceding just 18 goals in 18 matches to help Getafe sit in ninth place in the Spanish top-flight standings.

The 31-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is said to be in London to complete a £7million move to Selhurst Park to become Palace's third January signing.

Roy Hodgson has switched between Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni this season but wants a third top-class goalkeeper in his ranks, with Spanish newspaper Marca reporting that Guaita will soon be confirmed as a Palace player.

It is thought that a medical has already taken place and a deal in the region of 8m euros will be finalised.

Watford have also been linked with a move for the keeper, but it seems as though Hodgson has got his man.