Palace complete Campana deal

Crystal Palace have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Sevilla’s young midfielder Jose Campana.

Jose Maria del Nido confirmed earlier this week that an initial bid of €2m had been accepted for the Under-20 international, who struggled to live up to expectation at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Palace have now made official his signing, subject to clearance from the Premier League and English Football Association.

“I’m delighted to become a Crystal Palace player,” Campana enthused in an interview with the Premier League team’s official website.

“Over the last two years, I’ve had some problems with my hometown club, but I’m really excited to play in the Premier League.

“I think it’s a good step for me and I’m really excited and looking forward to meet all the boys and start as quickly as possible.

“I got the first interest through my agent, who said that Crystal Palace were interested and straight away I said ‘yes’ because for me it was a dream to play in England, especially in the Premier League. I hope to help the team stay in the league and then move forward.

“What I like to think are my best qualities are to keep the ball and to have good distribution. I have always been a typical Spanish midfielder and I like to move forward and score goals.

“I scored a lot of goals when I was in the academy at Sevilla. That’s what I want, but especially to keep the ball and to organise the team.”

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