Wayne Hennessey: Wales goalkeeper signs new Crystal Palace deal

Wayne Hennessey edged ahead as Palace's first-choice goalkeeper under boss Roy Hodgson last season
Wayne Hennessey edged ahead as Palace's first-choice goalkeeper under boss Roy Hodgson last season

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has signed a new three-year contract with Crystal Palace.

The 31-year-old's previous deal was due to expire this summer but he has extended his stay until 2021.

Hennessey arrived at Selhurst Park in January 2014 from Wolverhampton Wanderers and has since played 106 times for the Eagles, including 29 last season.

"I'm really happy to commit my future to the club," Hennessey said.

"I've always said how much I enjoy playing football here and the way we ended last season shows what we're capable of achieving as a team.

"Now I just want to concentrate on preparing for the new season and play my part in helping the club push on to the next level."

Hennessey edged Julian Speroni as Roy Hodgson's first-choice goalkeeper last season, when the former England boss replaced Frank de Boer as manager and helped the Eagles finish 11th in the Premier League.

But the Wales stopper, who has won 76 caps, will face strong competition to keep hold of the number one shirt following the arrival, also on a three-year contract, of Spaniard Vincente Guaita from Getafe.

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