Transfer news: Crystal Palace confirm deal for Adlene Guedioura - 12 hours after the deadline
Deal for Nottingham Forest midfielder allowed through
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Crystal Palace have further strengthened their squad with the signing of midfielder Adlene Guedioura from Nottingham Forest concluding a flurry of activity in the transfer market by the Eagles.
The three-year deal for the Algeria international was announced over 12 hours after the transfer window had closed but, because part of the deal was in place before the 11pm deadline on Monday night had elapsed, the move was sanctioned.
Guedioura, 27, had spent a year-and-a-half at the City Ground after initially moving across the Midlands on-loan from Wolves.
He signed a permanent deal at Forest last summer and impressed for much of the season and is renowned for his long-range shooting ability.
Palace manager Ian Holloway, who saw his side collect their first points of the Barclays Premier League season with victory over Sunderland on Saturday, had already completed deadline day deals taking Jack Hunt, Adrian Mariappa and Barry Bannan to the club, with Cameron Jerome joining on-loan from Stoke later in the evening.
They join Stephen Dobbie, Dwight Gayle, Jerome Thomas, Jose Campana, Kevin Phillips, Elliot Grandin, Marouane Chamakh, Neil Alexander, Florian Marange and Jason Puncheon through the doors at Selhurst Park as Holloway looks to build a team capable of achieving Premier League survival.
Latest in Sport
- 1 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 3 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women