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Jack Rose set to sign new Southampton deal

By June 28, 2018No Comments

Southampton goalkeeper Jack Rose is set to sign a new two-year deal.

The 23-year-old was out of contract at St Mary’s but has agreed fresh terms under new boss Mark Hughes, Press Association Sport understands.

It comes just 24 hours after Alex McCarthy signed a four-year contract with the Saints having become their first-choice goalkeeper last season.

Rose is yet to make a senior appearance for Southampton but is highly rated at the club having joined from West Brom last summer.

Talks had been ongoing for a number of months but Rose is expected to put pen to paper soon.

Although there is a chance he could go out on loan, Rose’s signing casts fresh doubt over Fraser Forster’s future at St Mary’s after the England international lost his place to McCarthy last season.

He has not played since December, a 5-2 defeat at Tottenham, after being dropped following several key errors which cost Southampton points in their battle against relegation.

Six-cap Forster was also axed from the England squad last August and has not played for the Three Lions since March 2016.

Southampton have also been linked with a £15million move for Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, who impressed on loan at Norwich last season.

Southampton beat the drop by three points last season with McCarthy named as the fans’ and the players’ player of the year, despite making just 18 league appearances.