OFFICIAL: Crystal Palace sign Mandanda
Crystal Palace have signed goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Marseille for an undisclosed fee.
The France international has inked a three-year deal at Selhurst Park, bringing to an end a nine-year association with Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Mandanda was also linked with joining Chelsea and Everton, but will move to the Selhurst Park after the Euro 2016.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to bring Steve into the club,” chairman Steve Parish commented on the capture of Mandanda.
“He brings a wealth of experience at both club and international level to us, and boasts a proven track record when it comes to winning trophies.
“I’m sure the Palace fans will enjoy watching him in action for us over the next few years.”
The 31-year-old started his professional career with Le Havre, before joining Marseille in 2007. He made over 400 appearances in all competitions for the club, winning the Ligue 1 title in 2009-10.
Mandanda’s arrival comes on a busy Friday for Palace, who have also signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle United for £13million, while Dwight Gayle has gone the other way for £10m.