Skip to content

Southampton's Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy up for sale

Liverpool and Aston Villa reportedly interested in McCarthy

Southampton goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster training
Image: Southampton goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster could both leave

Southampton are willing to listen to offers for two goalkeepers, Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy, Sky Sports News understands.

The 31-year-old Forster dropped to third choice at St Mary's last season and made only one Premier League appearance in a 3-0 loss to West Ham, while McCarthy lost the No 1 spot to Angus Gunn.

Forster, capped six times by England, became one of Southampton's highest earners in 2017 when he signed a five-year contract, and once-capped McCarthy is another top earner at the club after penning a four-year deal last summer.

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Image: Forster has only made one appearance last season in all competitions

McCarthy, 29, is understood to be attracting interest from other Premier League clubs including Aston Villa, who want a new goalkeeper.

Liverpool have reportedly also been considering McCarthy as a potential back-up to Alisson, with Simon Mignolet's future at Anfield uncertain.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking to trim the wage bill and make room for new signings, with strikers Charlie Austin and Sam Gallagher also available for the right price - West Brom reportedly want Austin, while Wigan and Blackburn are interested in Gallagher.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Hasenhuttl said in January that Austin could leave during the transfer window

Follow the Summer Transfer Window on Sky Sports

From July 1, Sky Sports News will be the home to three new shows dedicated to bringing you the very latest news from this summer's transfer market.

Also See:

Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters and pundits bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering the biggest stories that matter to you. And join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day's news with The Transfer Show.

And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don't miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

There's also the Transfer Talk Podcast, the daily UK, Regional and European Paper Talk, plus features across and the Sky Sports app.

Sky Sports Racing Selector
Sky Sports Racing Selector

Select 7 winners for your chance to win £1,000

Around Sky