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Kelly signs three-year deal at Palace

CRYSTAL PALACE have announced the signing of Liverpool defender Martin Kelly on a three-year contract.

The 24-year-old made his Reds debut back in 2009 but found first-team opportunities limited, with a serious knee injury also ruling him out for a year.

Kelly, capped once by England in a 2012 friendly against Norway, becomes Eagles manager Tony Pulis' fourth signing of the summer following the acquisitions of Chris Kettings, Fraizer Campbell and Brede Hangeland. Confirming the move on their official website, the south London club wrote: "Crystal Palace are delighted to confirm the signing of versatile defender Martin Kelly from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee."

The once-capped England international, 24, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Selhurst Park after passing a medical last night.

Kelly, a lifelong Liverpool fan, paid tribute to those who allowed him to play at Anfield and is now looking forward to a fresh challenge at Palace.

"I would like to thank all the managers at LFC for making my wish from the age of 7 come true - playing for 1 of the biggest clubs in the world," he tweeted.


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