By Wayne Veysey

12th Jul, 2021 | 4:36pm

Sources: Matthews passes Crystal Palace medical after quitting Sunderland

Remi Matthews has passed a Crystal Palace medical as he puts the finishing touches to a transfer after leaving Sunderland, Football Insider has learned.

The goalkeeper has agreed a one-year contract with the Premier League club.

A Palace source has told Football Insider that Matthews is set to join as the back-up keeper to senior duo Vicente Guaita and Jack Butland.

He left Sunderland at the end of last month after 12 months at the club.

The 27-year-old played just 11 times across all competitions in the 2020-21 campaign for the Black Cats.

Lee Burge was Lee Johnson’s first-choice stopper as Sunderland reached the League One play-off final.

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Matthews is now set to become Patrick Vieria’s second signing as Palace boss.

He has already added teenager Michael Olise from Reading as he begins to rebuild the squad.

Crystal Palace are in the market for a new goalkeeper after they released Wayne Hennessey at the end of last season.

The 34-year-old spent seven years at Selhurst Park but he featured just once in the Premier League in the last 18 months.

Palace will be Matthews‘ eighth club of his career.

He began his career at Norwich City but never featured for the first team.

The stopper enjoyed loan spells with Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Hamilton Academical, Plymouth Argyle and Bolton Wanderers.

He then signed for Bolton permanently in 2019 before moving to Sunderland last summer.

In other news, Kevin Phillips has suggested a Sunderland star could quit after a deal is completed.