Report: Wayne Hennessey poised to sign new Crystal Palace contract

Roy Hodgson manager

The goalkeeper's existing Crystal Palace deal expires in June.

Wayne Hennessey of Crystal Palace signs autographs as he arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on...

Wayne Hennessey is 'poised to sign a new deal at Crystal Palace', according to the Daily Mirror (April 23rd, page 49).

The report claims Palace boss Roy Hodgson wants Hennessey to stay beyond the end of his contract this summer - despite the arranged transfer of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

Vicente Guaita of Getafe CF reacts during La Liga 2 play off round between Getafe and CD Tenerife at Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium on June 24, 2017 in Getafe, Spain.

And the pair could end up fighting to be Eagles number one next season, should the Welshman extend his deal.

Earlier in the campaign, it looked as though Hennessey would be on his way out of Crystal Palace, after he lost his place to veteran rival Julian Speroni.

Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

But the Argentine's absence has provided Hennessey another chance to impress - one which he appears to have taken.

And Palace could have another incentive to keep him, with reports this weekend linking Atletico Madrid with a move for Guaita, despite his agreement with the Eagles (Diario AS).

Should Crystal Palace give Hennessey a new contract?

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