Crystal Palace Reportedly Close To Sensational Signing Of Champions League Winner
Crystal Palace are reportedly close to acquiring the services of free agent Martin Caceres, who was been without a club since being released by Juventus in June.
The Uruguayan is set to begin training with Palace so that Sam Allardyce can assess the defender's fitness levels and make a decision on whether to offer him a contract.
Caceres' career has never really taken off, as he's struggled to tie down a starting berth everywhere he's been.
He signed for Barcelona from Villarreal in 2008 after a loan spell at Recreativo de Huelva; going on to win the treble under Pep Guardiola in his only full season with the Catalans.
This was followed by loan spells at Sevilla and Juventus, before permanent moves to both sides in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
In his time at Juventus he was unable to break into the first team regularly and played a bit-part role for most of his time there; despite winning five Serie A titles, two Coppa Italias and three Supercoppas.
The free agent has also enjoyed success internationally, winning the Copa America with his national side in 2011.
Palace have already strengthened their leaky defence in the January window with the signings of Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester and Patrick van Aanholt from Sunderland.
The Eagles are 4/7 to avoid relegation 8/11 to finish above Swansea and 5/4 to finish above Middlesbrough, which both look like decent value if they can get Caceres on board.