CRYSTAL Palace signing James McArthur says he was on the verge of joining Leicester City before opting for the Eagles. The Scottish international made his debut on Saturday against Burnley and put in a solid performance. Palace's record signing – for an undisclosed fee – says he will give his all to Palace and bought a house to settle into the area two days after joining the club. "Leicester had a bid accepted valuation-wise, not in payment terms," said the central midfielder. "I think Wigan wanted a different structure so that didn't go any further. "Then Palace came in, which I was delighted with. I wanted to play in the Premier League, it's the top level and where everyone wants to play throughout the world. "I think I bring a bit of energy and I'll just bring 110 per cent. Hopefully that's good enough. "I've got a house after just two days and moved straight in. I didn't really want to be living in hotels, especially with my six-month old baby, so I'm settled in now and the boys have been brilliant and I'm looking forward to the future here."
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