'We’re going to Europe': Some Palace fans rejoice as club confirm signing the 'English Neuer'
Crystal Palace have announced the signing of former Sunderland goalkeeper Remi Matthews.
The club confirmed on their official website that they had signed the 27-year-old on a two-year deal. Matthews was released by the League One side at the end of last season.
Indeed, Matthews told the club’s website about the move: “I can’t wait to get started.
“I’m excited to work with Dean Kiely again because he helps me improve, and I’ve got two great goalkeepers to look up to in Vicente Guaita and Jack Butland. It’s great to be a part of it, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Meanwhile, chairman Steve Parish said: “Remi brings plenty of Football League experience with him.
“We are really pleased to add him to our goalkeeping ranks, where he will continue to develop under the tutelage of Dean Kiely, alongside Vicente Guaita and Jack Butland.”
Indeed, the former Bolton keeper will act as third-choice keeper behindVicente Guaita and Jack Butland. Moreover, some Palace fans on social media were happy with the signing.
Here’s what some Crystal Palace fans had to say about Matthews on Twitter…
we’re going to europe 🔥🔥— b 🦅🇫🇷 (@BobbyCPFC) July 13, 2021
English Neuer— LCullsz (@PrideOfSouthLDN) July 13, 2021
ANNOUNCE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL— Tommy (@palace_tommy) July 13, 2021
Vieira pull 👀— benteke lover (@paIaceawayy) July 13, 2021
The Vieira pulllllll pic.twitter.com/gaG6SdwncY— paddy🇫🇷 (@localpla6tic) July 13, 2021
Europa ain’t ready— 🅰️aron 🅱️urnley (@Azza_burnz) July 13, 2021
Matthews become Palace’s third signing of the window. Patrick Vieira’s side have already added Michael Olise from Reading for £8m as well as American youngster Jacob Montes from MLS side the New England Revolution.
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