The Fulham fans are gathered at the jukebox in The Transfer Tavern are discussing reports linking the club with a move for a Premier League goalkeeper.
Sky Sports are reporting that the Championship side are interested in taking Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to Craven Cottage.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is in favour of McCarthy making a move away on loan, as speaking earlier he said:
“[McCarthy’s] a great goalie and we want to get him up to speed and get him back playing his best football, so it’s only fair on him. I took that option, rather than Jules [Speroni] going out, because Jules is Palace through and through and I want him around in case anything happens to Wayne.”
“We bought him here, and he started the season. It didn’t quite work out, Wayne’s come in and grabbed his chance, so it’s only fair on him.”
“[Recruiting a replacment is] another option that we’re considering. I’m not going to confirm any names. It will definitely be one out and one in, in terms of what you consider to be the first-team squad. They’re the type of deals that the chairman is rattling around on at the moment. My chairman’s got terrible history in this window, doing late, late deals. Something will happen.”
The Fulham fans in The Tavern are delighted to be linked with McCarthy as they rate the keeper from his time spent with Championship rivals Reading.
Fulham fans, can McCarthy be the safe-hands goalkeeper you need? Let us know in the comments below!