• Premier League

Palace complete Campana signing from Sevilla

ESPN staff
July 18, 2013
Jose Campana skippered Spain at the Under-20 World Cup © Getty Images

Crystal Palace have signed Sevilla midfielder Jose Campana for an undisclosed fee, subject to clearance from the Premier League and the Football Association.

Campana, who captained Spain at the recent Under-20 World Cup, has penned a four-year deal at Selhurst Park.

And the 20-year-old says he cannot wait to start playing in the Premier League and help the newly promoted Eagles beat the drop.

"I'm delighted to become a Crystal Palace player," Campana told the club's official website. "Over the last two years, I've had some problems with my hometown club, but I'm really excited to play in the Premier League. I think it's a good step for me and I'm really excited and looking forward to meeting all the boys and start as quickly as possible.

"I got the first interest through my agent, who said that Crystal Palace were interested and straight away I said 'yes' because for me it was a dream to play in England, especially in the Premier League. I hope to help the team stay in the league and then move forward."

Campana, who attracted interest from a number of European clubs, had been with Sevilla since the age of seven, but was limited to just five La Liga appearances last season due to a foot injury.

"I scored a lot of goals when I was in the academy at Sevilla. That's what I want, but especially to keep the ball and to organise the team," he said. "What I like to think are my best qualities are to keep the ball and to have good distribution. I have always been a typical Spanish midfielder and I like to move forward and score goals."

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