What Would Nerw Keeper Signing Mean For Forster And McCarthy ?
Tuesday, 10th Jul 2018 16:00
With the signing of Angus Gunn from Manchester City looking imminent, it seems strange to pay so much for a young keeper with two experienced ones already on the books.
Angus Gunn is a strange signing for Saints,, with Alex McCarthy impressive at the end of the season and Fraser Forster hoping for a recall, why do Saints need a third keeper ?
At 22 Gunn has never played in the Premier League and indeed his only experience was last term on loan at his Father's old club Norwich City, at this stage of his development you would think that he would be looking for a chance of a regular game in the Premier League.
But Saints might well choose to loan him back out for a further season elsewhere, the could be buying for the future, at the moment they have just signed McCarthy up for a new deal and Forster has time left on his and it will be hard to move him on due to his wages.
But perhaps the club have doubts about McCarthy's ability to turn a short purple patch of games into a full season and beyond, they see him week in week out and it is hardly a vote of confidence in him to sign a keeper fro such a high price tag said to be £10 million down and a further £3.5 in add ons
It's a nice situation to have but at this time a puzzling one as to where Gunn will fit in the pecking order.
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