LONDON (AFP) – Premier League new boys Crystal Palace on Wednesday signed attacking midfielder Jason Puncheon on a season-long loan deal from top-flight rivals Southampton.
The 27-year-old previously played under Palace manager Ian Holloway at Blackpool and becomes the 10th new player to arrive at Selhurst Park during the current transfer window.
"I actually played for Crystal Palace as a kid when I was eight," Puncheon told the Palace website.
"I left and there were a few times in my career that I was due to come back but didn't. Now I'm here, that's the main thing. I've always as a young kid dreamed of playing at Selhurst Park, so it's a young boy's dream coming true."
Promoted via the Championship play-offs last season, Palace began the Premier League campaign with a 1-0 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. They visit Stoke City on Saturday.