Southampton in talks to sign Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy - Sky sources
By Fraser Robertson, Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 27/07/16 11:50pm
Southampton are in talks with Crystal Palace to sign goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, Sky sources understand.
The south coast club want to sign a new backup goalkeeper to Fraser Forster, after long-term stopper Kelvin Davis retired and on-loan Maarten Stekelenburg returned to Fulham before his sale to Everton.
McCarthy only signed for Crystal Palace last summer from Queens Park Rangers, where he had spent a season as deputy to Rob Green following a transfer from Reading.
But the Eagles brought in Steven Mandanda - the France No 2 - from Marseille last month, providing competition for Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni.
McCarthy, 26, only played seven Premier League games for Palace last season after joining for £3.5m.
He had been at six different clubs on loan whilst at Reading including Cambridge, Aldershot, Yeovil, Brentford, Leeds and Ipswich.