Chris Ramsey comments on Crystal Palace’s interest in Alex McCarthy

Crystal Palace are looking to sign the QPR goalkeeper this summer.

Speaking to WestLondonSport, QPR boss Chris Ramsey has admitted that he may have no say in keeping hold of Alex McCarthy this summer, although he sees the stopper as part of the club’s future.

The manager said: “I don’t really know where it [Palace’s interest] is going to go until we get back to England. Obviously Alex is a very good keeper and we see him as part of our future plans. But finances and economics sometimes dictate what happens.”

QPR are currently on their pre-season training camp in Italy, and McCarthy played the full 90 minutes of a 1-0 loss to Monaco earlier this week.

However, that did not stop Crystal Palace submitting a £3 million bid for the ‘keeper, which was swiftly rejected by the R’s - as per the Mail.

Yet the same report states that the 25-year-old has a £3.5 million release clause in his contract, and Ramsey is well aware that he can do nothing if the Premier League side raise their bid to that value.

Palace are targeting the ‘keeper to compete with Julian Speroni as number one stopper, with Wayne Hennessey looking likely to move to Premier League rivals West Brom.

He will get more chances at Selhurst Park than at Loftus Road, where he is clear understudy to Rob Green, and it is expected that Palace will raise their bid for McCarthy in the coming days.

All things considered, a move to South London should now not be far off for the former Reading goalkeeper.

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