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Grandin completes Crystal Palace move

2 August 2013 12:23

Crystal Palace have finalised the signing of French midfielder Elliot Grandin on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old will link up with former manager Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park, with the two having worked together at Blackpool.

Grandin will move to the Premier League newcomers on a one-year deal, with an option for a 12-month extension, subject to Premier League and Football Association approval.

The former Marseille and CSKA Sofia player was released by Blackpool at the end of last season, having scored three times in 12 appearances.

"I’m very excited. I had a very good year in the Premier League with the gaffer, so I’m excited to start the new season," he told the club's official website.

"If we work together and the team is confident, anything is possible."

While Grandin knows first-hand the challenge that awaits Palace in the Premier League, he believes Holloway's side can go one better than Blackpool and maintain their top-flight status.

"We had a very good run (at Blackpool). I think the team played well, but we were unlucky at the end because we went down," he continued.

"We had a very, very good year though, we enjoyed it and I hope it will be the same with Crystal Palace.

"It’s very nice because every game is a new challenge.

"It’s like a cup final every game. You play against great players, great teams, so you have to be focused on your football and everyone has to give their best because it’s a difficult league – the best league in the world, I think.

"I think in the Premier League I think all the teams are very strong. Everybody can beat everybody, so it’s hard to say who will stay up, who will go down."

Grandin only appeared briefly in Palace's pre-season while on trial, playing 45 minutes in their 2-1 win over Dagenham and Redbridge.

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