Date: 30th May 2018 at 5:00pm
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We are keeping an eye on Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, according to the Mirror‘s chief football writer John Cross.

Liverpool, Wolves, and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 28-year-old following an impressive season at St Mary’s.

The stopper became the Saints’ number one last campaign after replacing England international Fraser Forster in the starting eleven against┬áManchester United back in December.

We are seeking a new number two to replace Michel Vorm. The Dutchman will leave when his contract expires at the end of June after spending four years at the club. It seems McCarthy is being looked at as an option.

As well as spending the last two years on the South Coast, the keeper has had spells at Crystal Palace, QPR and Reading, racking up 182 appearances in professional football with 41 of those in the Premier League.

With a save percentage of 62%, he performed slightly below Hugo Lloris (68%) last season, but it seems he could be an able understudy if we were to make a bid for him.

 

6 Replies to “Tottenham in Four Way Tussle For Vorm Replacement”

  • This is a nonsense story… a waste of money signing. We have Gazza already and poch / tony jiminez has noticed, as did all of us who was at wembley on his debut… Gazza did very well. So our no.2 goalie is already sorted.

  • Block D – Gazzaniga is 26 years old and played 20 first team games in League 2 for Gillingham when he was 19/20. He then only managed 21 appearances in a 5 year period whilst at Saints, mostly sat behind Forster. He also has 32 games whilst on loan in Spain in the 16/17 season. He basically has about 60 top flight games behind him as he enters his late twenties.

    I will be very nervous if Spurs elevate him to number 2 and promote one of the younger keepers to third choice. I think we will be in for a more experienced keeper to create competition. Not writing Gazza off but the odds are stacked a little against him.

    As for McCarthy, I would think he needs to see Mark Hughes transfers before making his career choice. Hughes has backed him so far and until someone like Heaton, Hart or Butland appear at St Mary’s, I’d be staying put.

  • Muttley… Fair points there. If Gazza is as you suggest 2nd tier quality, why did poch sign him to spurs when Lloris & Vorm were here? I think It was as an understudy to Lloris, and step up to bench status, for next season.

  • Not a fan of Gazza. He was lucky not to give two penalties away on his debut for us. He really isn’t good enough for a club in our position. There is a reason why we haven’t seen him since.

    We need a new understudy, one that can push Hugo. Hugo will perform better if we have a higher calibre of goal keeper on the bench.

    I would rather go for Pope or Butland but McCarthy is a decent keeper.

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