Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Owen Garvan from Championship rivals Ipswich.
Ipswich boss Roy Keane was willing to offload Garvan as he does not figure in his long-term plans at Portman Road
The 22-year-old Irishman arrives at Selhurst Park for an undisclosed fee, the first time Palace have paid for a player since entering administration.
"I'm delighted to have signed," said Garvan.
"Hopefully this season I can play a bit more football, that is what I am wanting to do and hopefully everything goes well for myself and the club."
Garvan becomes George Burley's fifth new recruit since he took charge of the Eagles, with David Wright, Andy Dorman, Adam Barrett and Lewis Price already signed up.