Southampton fans are livid with the news that goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract at the club.
The Saints have had a mixed start to the season so far. In their first match, they lost 3-1 to Everton at Goodison Park despite taking the lead, but they were able to pick up a point at St. Mary’s Stadium against Premier League title challengers Manchester United.
They may have picked up all three points in that clash had McCarthy not let Mason Greenwood’s shot sneak under him.
The shot-stopper has come in for criticism from the Saints supporters in the past. Now, he has been given a new three-year deal to keep him on the south-coast (The Athletic), and it seems the fans are not too happy with this news.
Does McCarthy deserve this new deal?
The news was shared on Twitter by @SaintExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts, with one fan calling it ‘shocking’:
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the McCarthy news below
“And an entire fan base sighs in disbelief.”
“And the window is ruined”
“Embarrassing he’s the worst starting keeper in the league by far”
“wouldn’t have him as third choice to be honest. he is absolutely tragic.”
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