Palace sign McCarthy from QPR

2015-07-23 19:08
Alan Pardew (AFP)

London - Crystal Palace have signed former England Under-21 goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from QPR, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

Sport24 had reported earlier on Tuesday that the deal was close to completion, and McCarthy has now agreed a four-year contract with Palace, who are reported to have paid around 3.5 million for the ex-Reading player.

McCarthy will now compete with Argentine veteran Julian Speroni to be the Eagles' first-choice keeper.

The 25-year-old, who made three Premier League appearances for QPR last season, told Palace's website: "When I first heard about Palace's interest I was excited because I really wanted to be back in the Premier League.

"Towards the end of last season I started hearing little inklings about a move and then gradually over the summer things progressed and now, here I am."

McCarthy was called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad in May 2013 for friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil, but has yet to make his full international debut.

He becomes Alan Pardew's third close-season signing following the capture of France midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint Germain and the arrival of young Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.