Saints Signing Another Keeper Surely Not !
Sunday, 2nd Jun 2019 14:18
The media in Italy are suggesting Saints are close to signing a goalkeeper from Fiorentina , given our limited transfer budget and the fact we have three Premier proven keepers on our books surely not !
Saints are reported to being on the verge of Polish goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski from Fiorentina, according to Corriere dello Sport, the fee is said to be around £10 million, which given our transfer budget and the the fact that we already have to sell a number of our already over sized squad to raise a fair chunk of that, signing another keeper surely must be low on our priorities.
Having spent £12 million on Angus Gunn and also having not only the man he replaced Alex McCarthy on the books but also Fraser Forster who is vitually unsellable due to his large salary, this seems a strange move.
Dragowski who will turn 22 in August started the season as reserve choice but played 17 times in total in Serie A, however he doesnt seem to have the experience needed to step straight into the Saints first team so it is a rather puzzling transfer link.
Of course as I have said before transfer rumours are often nothing more than agents putting their clients in the shop window, but this one seems to have a little more substance behind it, or at least journalists wo are prepared to give it more credence than it actually has .
If Saints did sign the Polish stopper then it would surely mean the end of both Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster at the club, but as I mentioned shifting them expecially Forster will not be easy give that most Premier League clubs appear to have decent keepers and the availability of the likes of Joe Hart and Jack Butland to name but two makes it a buyers market .
Perhaps Saints are looking to the future and feel that Angus Gunn will soon be targeted by the big clubs and are therefore thinking ahead, but if so it is an expensive excersise, but the rumours out of St Mary's suggest the purse strings will be loosened a little this summer if the right players become available and their is a new mood of optimism as Gao starts to stamp his methods on the way the club is run.
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