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DONE DEAL: Crystal Palace complete signing of free agent Mathieu Flamini

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of free agent Mathieu Flamini.

Palace have completed the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Flamini on a one-year deal.

Eagles manager Alan Pardew said: "I thought it was important to get another midfield player.

"His playing ability will help us but also his leadership qualities and his ability of how to win games in a passing style.

"I am delighted that we have secured a player of his stature."

Flamini brings a wealth of experience to Selhurst Park and he is raring to go after being given another shot at Premier League football.

He told the club's official website: "Crystal Palace is a very ambitious club with great players and I am looking forward to being part of that squad.

"It is a very interesting challenge for me and I am very excited to be here.

"I have had chance to discuss the move here with Alan Pardew and he really helped me make my decision."

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