Former Liverpool goalkeeper might even be a bit of a stretch given that the Brazilian did not make a single appearance for the club, but nevertheless, Diego Cavalieri is now back in the Premier League with relegation fighters crystal palace. A deal was agreed on Wednesday and confirmed earlier today after he was released by Fluminense at the end of last year. The 35-year-old made 207 appearances for the club over a seven-year spell in his native Brazil. Cavalieri has been training with Crystal Palace for the last couple of weeks and talks have been ongoing since the second week of February.

Palace reunion

Roy Hodgson was, in fact, the Liverpool manager who brought Cavalieri to the Premier League first time around and has now reunited with the man who he did not hand a single appearance. It remains to be seen whether Hodgson will hand him the gloves during his second stint in England as he has been brought in to act as back-up for current number one Wayne Hennessey while Julian Speroni faces a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. He has been named in Palace's 25-man Premier League squad till the end of the season and is expected to be named on the bench for the upcoming match against Manchester United.

Cavalieri spent a short amount of time in Italy with Cesena in 2010 before returning home to Brazil with his most recent side Fluminense.

It was during his largest spell at one club that he was in fact called up to the 2013 Confederations Cup-winning squad and won the league title in his homeland one year earlier in 2012. It now looks likely that the veteran Brazilian will see out the remainder of his career in England.

Cavalieri comments

The Brazilian made the following comments after he was confirmed as a Crystal Palace player:

"I am very happy to be here and have been training with the guys for some time now.

The atmosphere in the dressing room has been really good and they have received me very well so we can talk a lot and get to know everyone. I am very happy with this opportunity."

With Palace currently sitting 17th in the Premier League and engaged in one of the most fiercely fought relegation battles in recent times, it is doubtful that Cavalieri will be given the chance to showcase his worth between now and the end of the season.

His short-term deal will expire upon the end of the current season and this could prove to be a short flash in the pan for a keeper that has featured over 250 times in a career spanning over 16 years.