Palace confirm Souare capture

Crystal Palace have signed defender Pape Souare from Lille.

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has announced the club has completed the signing of defender Pape Souare from Lille.

Parish confirmed the news on Twitter, posting the message: "Delighted that @papesouare has just this minute signed for #cpfc . A warm welcome from all of us."

The post was accompanied with a picture of himself and the player, who has recently featured in the Africa Cup of Nations for Senegal.

Souare has made 12 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille this season, nine of which have been as a starter.

He becomes Palace's fourth signing of the January window, following the arrivals of Yaya Sanogo, Shola Ameobi and Jordon Mutch.