By 90Min
November 19, 2018

Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic is reportedly on the radar of Crystal Palace, as they step up their search for a new goalkeeper with the January transfer window in sight.

The 28-year-old stopper was in action for his national side in their dramatic 2-1 defeat at Wembley to England in the UEFA Nations League over the weekend, where he made a string of impressive stops. 


He is currently under contract with Belgian side Gent until 2021, but a report from CalcioMercato has suggested the 28-year-old could be nearing a Premier League switch, with his performances in goal for Croatia attracting the attention of many English clubs.

Aside from the Eagles' interest, Watford are rumoured to be considering a move and Kalinic nearly completed a switch to Championship side Aston Villa back in 2016, but was denied a work permit.

Palace did buy themselves a keeper in the summer, with Vicente Guaita arriving from Getafe, but he has failed to impress, and is unable to wrestle the number 1 spot from Wayne Hennessey.

Roy Hodgson's side could be forgiven for looking for a new goalkeeper as they remain in Premier League relegation trouble. The Eagles are currently 16th and are winless in the league since September, when they beat Huddersfield 1-0.

The Eagle's fixtures do not ease up after the international break however, as their next game is a tough trip to Old Trafford to take on Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. 

After the tricky trip to Manchester, the Eagles have a crucial game against Burnley at home, and then away against arch-rivals Brighton.

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