Alex McCarthy To Sign New Deal !
Wednesday, 27th Jun 2018 16:18
According to The Daily Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson Alex McCarthy has already put pen to paper on a new deal at St Mary's.
Although these days Jeremy Wilson ply's his trade in the national football media, at one time he was a Daily Echo journalist and close to the club.
He maintains those links and when he comments on Southampton Football Club you can usually be sure that his sources are very close to the heart of St Mary's.
WIlson has reacted to the news that Dusan Tadic will join Ajax by suggesting that the club have already agreed a fee with FA Basel for Mohamed Elyounoussi to make him their second highest ever signing as replacement for the Serbian. He suggests that the deal will be announced by the end of the week, meaning it could be close to completion
But interestingly in the same article he also reveals that Alex McCarthy has already signed a contract extension to his deal due to expire next summer and that the club will be announcing this very shortly.
This will be good new for Saints supporters who voted McCarthy their player of the year, but it also means that Saints themselves are listening to the supporters gripes about a lack of information from St Mary's.
Whilst not many football clubs put out too many direct stories about anything not completely done and dusted, they do use trusted journalists to get over their point and it seems that this is the case today, Wilson would not put out information like this unless he had received it directly from a good source and that the club were happy for him to put it in the public domain.
If he had put out pure speculation it would soon mean he would be frozen out by the club, so it seems that the Phoney Transfer window is about to come to an end and that the club have been quietly getting on with what is now looking like a major revamp of the playing squad.
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