Crystal Palace see 'outstanding' ace as one of the 'attainable replacements' for player linked away
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Crystal Palace see 'outstanding' ace as one of the 'attainable replacements' for player linked away

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Roy Hodgson broke some big news yesterday that shared that Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita is refusing to play and now the club are eyeing a reunion with Alex McCarthy as a replacement.

That’s according to The Daily Mail.

So, what’s the latest on Palace wanting to re-sign Alex McCarthy? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson shared the surprising news yesterday that Vicente Guaita is refusing to play and isn’t wanting to stay as the number two.

Due to this, we are left with one senior goalkeeper at the club in Sam Johnstone. After being at the Eagles for five years, it is quite surprising to see 36 year-old Guaita act like he has, especially when Johnstone is rightfully the number one.

Now, The Daily Mail are reporting that Palace want to re-sign goalkeeper McCarthy. They have shown an interest in the goalkeeper currently at Southampton.

The English goalkeeper is seen as one of the ‘attainable replacements’ for the club. It looks like he could be the ideal option to replace Guaita, who has been linked with a move away.

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Alex McCarthy would be a good back up option for Crystal Palace

The Saints goalkeeper has had some great moments over the years and he was called ‘outstanding‘ by Alan Shearer.

We do not need a great option as our number two goalkeeper. All we need is someone who is happy to be cover but also someone who if called upon, can perform well in the Premier League.

McCarthy would be a relatively cheap option. The goalkeeper, who has already been a player for Crystal Palace during his career, is known at the club. This is an extra bonus.

It is no doubt very sad that Guaita has chosen to cause a fuss and refuse to play. The situation is quite surprising as he signed a contract extension last season.

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Crystal Palace already have a fair few positions that they need to strengthen this summer. It doesn’t help them that now they cannot rely on their second goalkeeper.

If the club could get the deal sorted for McCarthy sooner rather than later then it would be ideal. We saw the club have issues in between the sticks last season and academy goalkeeper Joe Whitworth had to be used.

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