Crystal Palace announce Lucas Perri signing
Crystal Palace have announced the signing of goalkeeper Lucas Perri, on loan from Brazilian club Sao Paulo FC. The Eagles have an option to turn this temporary move into a permanent one.
Palace have been terribly unlucky with injuries in the goalkeeping department. Injuries to Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey meant club veteran Julian Speroni took the gloves in their previous league game against Liverpool at Anfield.
The 39-year-old made a mistake in that game, when instead of palming a cross away, he miscued his move to allow Mohamed Salah to tap in from a yard into an open net.
Hence, signing Perri is fantastic from the Eagles’ viewpoint. The Brazilian is also very happy to join such a big club and has a chance to play in the Premier League.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “It’s an amazing feeling, I’m really glad to join the club. Two months ago, I knew [about] the possibility to join Palace.
“It’s tougher in England, here the game you need more strength to play. The focus needs to be higher I think.”