Palace confirm Puncheon move
Crystal Palace confirmed on Friday afternoon that midfielder Jason Puncheon's loan move from Southampton had been made permanent, with the player agreeing a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The 27-year-old, who was at the Selhurst Park club as a youngster, said: "It is great to sign a permanent deal, it's something I dreamt about when I was a kid so I'm pleased to get it done. The massive factor in this was the chairman and the manager, the gaffer has shown great faith in me since he has been here and that's been unbelievable for me.
"It is a boost for me mentally - I thought it might happen at the end of the season, but it has come quicker and obviously that is good for both me and the football club.''