Julian Speroni still hopeful of new deal ahead of talks with Crystal Palace
Julian Speroni is hoping Monday night's emotional ovation from Crystal Palace supporters does not prove a last farewell.
Last Updated: 09/05/14 7:28pm
The goalkeeper is out of contract in the summer and made a point of acknowledging the Selhurst Park crowd after Palace came from 3-0 down to take a point against Liverpool.
Speroni's enduring standing among supporters was confirmed two days later when he was named fans' player of the season for the fourth time in 10 years.
Talks over a new deal are planned, but no agreement has yet been reached and Wayne Hennessey was brought in from Wolves in January at a reported cost of £3m.
Speaking on Sky Sports News' Weekend Warm-up programme, Speroni said: "It was an emotional night. I thought this could be my last night and, hopefully not, but if it was my last game for the club I wanted to say thank you and goodbye.
"I know the club want me to stay and I want to stay which is great but we haven't spoken yet and we need to sit down.
"It's normal that clubs are going to sniff around. I was always very clear what I wanted to do - that I wanted to stay at this football club - and that hasn't changed."
On his latest fans' award he said: "It's incredible. The fans have been amazing - they have given me an incredible 10 years and I want to thank them for their support and all the love they gave me.
"This year has been a dream - the achievement of staying in the Premier League which was our target."