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Southampton closing in on move for Premier League stopper

Southampton fans here in the bar at The Football Transfer Tavern have been waiting to see where and how the money made from Liverpool donations will be invested back into the squad, and news has made it’s way through the doors that their club are on the verge of a new addition.

According to reports in Wednesday’s Sun (via HITC), Saints are closing in on a deal for Crystal Palace ‘keeper, Alex McCarthy, as The Eagles “look ready” to allow the Englishman to leave.

The former Reading and Queens Park Rangers man made only seven Premier League appearances last season and looks set for a £2m move to the South Coast side.

Claude Puel is looking to bring in cover and competition for England international, Fraser Forster, who will remain as the number one choice at St. Mary’s after a stunning campaign off the back of a serious knee injury last season.

Saints fans, we want to hear from you! Would McCarthy be good cover for Forster? Would you trust him in goal should he come into the first team? Let us know below…

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