According to Sevilla ABC, Crystal Palace have come to an agreement to sign Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa, and Eagles fans have been quick to react to the news on Twitter.
Marca suggested earlier this week that the south London outit would have to pay between €12m-€15m (£11m-£13.7m) if they wanted to get the 25-year-old, but now Sevilla ABC report that they will pay €1.5m (£1.4m) to loan him for the season, with an obligation to buy him for €13.5m (£12.4m) if they remain in the Premier League.
It has to be seen as a genius deal given how impressive the Spaniard was during a loan spell with Cardiff City last term, where he provided five goals and four assists in a struggling side that ultimately suffered relegation to the Championship.
Of course, not paying out for the 6 foot player now means that they have more money to spend on other areas of the pitch, such as at right-back and striker where they have already seen £25m and £14m bids for Reece James and Fedor Chalov respectively rejected as the deadline draws closer.
Eagles supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the reported deal that sporting director Dougie Freedman, who some fans have become frustrated with this summer because of the lack of business, has agreed with Betis.
While one called it “a Dougie masterclass”, another labelled it as “a big signing for us”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Respect when respect is due. This is a dougie masterclass..
— ً (@cpfcriley) August 3, 2019
Love it ????
— neil ogilvie (@neiog) August 3, 2019
Good business. Hopefully retaining cash for other positions
— Peter Howard (@PeterHoward01) August 3, 2019
I guess it’s a good deal as this is not our main priority so we can spend more money on a striker and right back
— doug2121 (@dougCPFC) August 3, 2019
Freedman like pic.twitter.com/BFNXlO9vZr
— Stu (@stuartAchalmers) August 3, 2019
Lovely ambition from us “if we stay up we’ll sign him”
— G? (@CPFC_GH) August 3, 2019
Fantastic addition! https://t.co/i2Gfz65LAH
— Ish. (@SamIsmail1995) August 3, 2019
This is acc a big signing for us genuinley gets our midfield battling for top 10, even tho we should of put right bought him, it’s like the ayew situation we will probably buy him next summer #cpfc https://t.co/PlxtzcU3OQ
— Kev (@kevinbartleyy) August 3, 2019