Premier League side Crystal Palace have made a move for Fleetwood goalkeeper Alex Cairns, according to the Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

Crystal Palace are apparently hoping to push through a seven-figure deal for League One side Fleetwood Town’s shot stopper.

Cairns, 24, was impressive for the Cod Army last season when they got to the League One Play-Offs last season. Their manager Uwe Rosler rates him as one of the best goalkeepers in the league. However, this deal may come as a surprise to many.

Doncaster born Cairns started his career at Leeds, but never made a senior appeal appearance for the Yorkshire side. He then had loan spells at Barrow and Stalybridge Celtic. He then moved to Chesterfield in 2015 and later to Rotherham in 2016. He could not nail down a first choice place at either so moved onto Fleetwood last season. He has attracted the attention of many in League One and has been linked with a move away from Fleetwood.

Nobody could have predicted that a Premier League club would come in for Cairns. The reported seven-figure fee that Palace are said to be offering the League One club will be one that Fleetwood will not be able to turn down. This is certainly a potential deal that will raise a few eyebrows. Crystal Palace have a race against time to compete this deal on time. Fleetwood fans will be hoping that they can hold onto their goalkeeper. The Cod Army are aiming for a promotion season this year, losing one of their star players will not help.

 


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