Wolverhampton Wanderers face stiff competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool as they try to sign Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The Mirror reports that all three sides are monitoring the Saints shot stopper, with Arsenal also said to be interested.

Despite Southampton’s poor season in the Premier League, McCarthy had an excellent season, keeping Fraser Forster out of the team and helping the Saints survive the drop on the final day of the Premier League season.

He was even tipped for a recall to the England squad having been called up in the past, but he missed out to Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope.

McCarthy has just one year left on his contract at St Mary’s, meaning he could be available for relatively cheap.

Wolves are searching for a top flight goalkeeper to be their number one, despite John Ruddy’s impressive season for the Black Country club, picking up the golden glove on route to the Sky Bet Championship title.

Tottenham Hotspur have also shown an interest in Alex McCarthy, but reports suggest that he would only be used at the New White Hart Lane as a back-up to French keeper Hugo Lloris.

Michael Vorm is the current number two for Mauricio Pochettino, but his contract expires this summer and Spurs have shown no signs in offering him a new deal.

Goalkeeper has always been a trouble position for Liverpool, and that was highlighted in the Champions League Final, when two mistakes from German keeper Lorius Karius cost the Reds victory. They now look set to dip into the transfer market in search for a new number one.


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