DONE DEAL! Southampton sign goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Crystal Palace

1 Aug

Southampton have signed goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace

The 26-year-old leaves the south London club after just one season and he has penned a three-year deal with Claude Puel’s side. 

Saints’ third arrival of the summer after winger Nathan Redmond, from Norwich, and Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

“I’m over the moon to join a club like this,” McCarthy told the club’s official YouTube channel.

“The club is known for producing young players and they’ve had successful seasons. There’s the Europa League to look forward to this season, so there’s going to be a lot of games.

“With the stature of the club, I’m honoured to be here and I’m looking forward to getting working with everyone.”

McCarthy came through the ranks at Reading, going on a number of loan spells including with Leeds, Ipswich and Yeovil, before ending his nine-year association with the Royals to move to QPR in 2014 and then to Palace in 2015.

With a number of experienced goalkeepers on the books at the Eagles, McCarthy only made seven first-team appearances in 2015/16 and he moves to the south coast to battle England shot-stopper Fraser Forster for the number one spot.

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