Getafe CF goalkeeper
Crystal Palace will be disappointed to learn that Vicente Guaita isn't, in fact, René Higiuita. #CPFC— Michael [VALENCIA] (@VCF__Nordic) January 24, 2018
However, with it recently emerging that the 31-year-old has a £3.5m release clause in his contract, both Getafe and Crystal Palace are considering completing a permanent transfer before the end of the January transfer window.
"Getafe know about the deal and now they have a decision to make," Balague told Sky Sports.
"Do they let him go for free at the end of the season? Or do they let him go for £3.5m? Guiata is a top goalkeeper."
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Roy Hodgson is known to be interested in bolstering his goalkeeping options and the acquisition of Guaita would certainly do that.
Guaita has been vital in Getafe's good standing in La Liga this season, with five clean sheets and conceding just one goal a game helping the
After spending his entire career at Valencia, that included a loan spell at Recreativo Huelva, Guaita eventually left the Mestalla in 2014.
Should Guaita arrive at Selhurst Park this month, the experienced Spaniard will be competing with the likes of Wayne Hennessey and Julián Speroni for a place in the Crystal Palace first-team.