Revealed: 85% of Southampton fans want club to hand Alex McCarthy big contract

Southampton supporters are eager for Alex McCarthy to be handed a bumper new contract, with the goalkeeper entering the last year of his current deal at St Mary’s.

Saints were reported earlier this week to be weighing up making McCarthy one of the highest paid players at the club, putting him on a par with current number two Fraser Forster.

The 28-year-old was absolutely crucial in their bid to escape relegation from the English Premier League in 2017/18, pulling off a number of saves and keeping clean sheets in crucial matches against their fellow candidates for the drop.

With the likes of Tottenham Hotspur said to be interested in his services, the pressure is on Southampton to get a deal done with the player.

Fans certainly appear keen, with 85% of respondents to poll we published earlier this week feeling he is worth a contract on big wages.

Can Saints now get a deal done that suits all parties?

You can see the full results of our poll below…