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Reading FC Linked With Palace Keeper

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No sorry it's not Alex McCarthy, instead the Daily Mirror have reported that Reading are looking at bringing in Julian Speroni.

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Could Reading be about to make a move for a soon to be 37-year-old goalkeeper? Well at the moment it's only a throwaway line from the Daily Mirror but hey let's put our investigatory hat on to see if this makes sense.

From the Palace point of view they already have two good hungry younger goalkeepers in Wayne Hennessey and former Reading keeper Alex McCarthy so right now Speroni really isn't needed from a first team point of view. The same newspaper also has Palace linked with a move for QPR keeper Rob Green so that would most certainly end any lingering hopes Speroni might have of breaking into the first team mix.

From Reading's perspective, the goalkeeping position has been a bit of a mess since Adam Federici left in the summer with neither Jonathan Bond nor Ali Al-Habsi convincing fans or the manager alike.

However, would Reading really add a man who'll be 37 years old in May to the mix?

Speroni did manage 36 Premier League appearances last season and age is less of a concern to goalkeepers so it would seem silly to write him off on age alone. That being said, he's not played a minute of first team football in 2015/16 so he's not exactly ready and raring to go. Off and on the pitch, Palace fans certainly love the bloke, he's played nearly 400 games for them in more than 12 years and he's got the type of attitude that Brian McDermott is trying to bring into the club.

I certainly wouldn't rule this one out given how shaky our current goalkeepers have looked but I'd still file it under unlikely. What do you think folks, would a move for the Argentinian make sense?