Date: 22nd May 2018 at 7:30am
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A report over the weekend suggested that Southampton would join recently promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers in vying for the signature of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

The Mirror report was thin on the ground in terms of any real substance but as you can imagine online it quickly whipped itself up into a frenzy, garnering plenty of mixed reactions amongst the fanbase.

They say that Saints are ready to move Fraser Forster on after his disappointing year, but I’m not sure one bad season with all the problems we had should be lumped solely on his shoulders, and they also say that Alex McCarthy has been garnering interest.

Why we’d sell either to fund Joe Hart given his fall from grace in recent years is a little beyond me. More than anything it seems to lean on his relationship with goalkeeping coach Dave Watson.

There is a tentative link with Stoke City’s Jack Butland but suggests a fee of more than £35million would be required.

Following that report, Southampton’s twitter feed ran a mini vote for McCarthy’s top three saves last season and fans are hoping the timing of that is a subtle message about the speculation now doing the rounds.

Incidentally, the Bournemouth stop more than topped the vote!

 

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