Crystal Palace keen on Caceres, available for free

Crystal Palace are considering a late move in the transfer window to land free-agent Martin Caceres, ESPN has revealed.

What’s the word?

Keen to complete some final deals this month to improve his squad, Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is considering a swoop for highly-experienced Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres; who remains available as a free agent.

The 29-year-old has received a number of offers since leaving Italian giants Juventus at the end of last season, when his contract expired, but has so far rebuffed the advances. Now though, he’s keen to land himself a new side.

Offering the chance of playing Premier League football, Caceres would certainly consider the opportunity available to him at Selhurst Park and he’d be a great addition to Palace’s defence.

How will he help?

Allardyce is keen to improve a defensive-line that’s been far too easy to breach this season and another defensive deal, seeing Patrick Van Aanholt arrive from Sunderland, should also be completed before tomorrow evening’s deadline.

However, a move for Caceres would certainly be the stand-out deal of the January window for Palace as they’d land a player with an abundance of experience at international level and in the Champions League for nothing.

Capable of playing anywhere across the back line, Caceres’ versatility will certainly come in handy to Allardyce as he seeks to avoid the drop come May.