Sunderland target Speroni signs new deal with Crystal Palace

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POTENTIAL Sunderland target Julian Speroni has signed a new 12-month contract with Crystal Palace.

The veteran keeper was a contender to fill the gap left by the departures of out-of-contract stoppers Keiren Westwood and Oscar Ustari.

Sunderland inquired about the 35-year-old’s situation, as did newly-promoted Leicester City, with the Argentine’s contract due to expire at the end of this month.

But the South American has ended the uncertainty surrounding his future by signing a new 12-month deal.

He said: “‘I’m delighted.

“This is my home. This is where I always wanted to be, so I’m really pleased.

“I’ve been saying for months and months this was always my first choice.

“I’m really pleased we can forget about what happened, deal with it and look forward to next season now.”