Should Leeds move to bring back Alex McCarthy after Palace bring in Steve Mandanda?

Alex McCarthy - Leeds United

Should Leeds move to bring back Alex McCarthy?

Crystal Palace's Alex McCarthyCrystal Palace's Alex McCarthy

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy could have to move on from the club this summer after the Eagles moved to sign Marseille stopper Steve Mandanda.

Mandanda clinched his move last week despite being on duty with France at Euro 2016, where he is backing up Hugo Lloris.

REUTERS/Jean-Paul PelissierSteve Mandanda

McCarthy made only seven Premier League appearances last season as it was, and is unlikely to play regular football for Alan Pardew's side this summer.

One club who should consider rescuing him from a season on the bench is Leeds United, who had McCarthy on loan earlier in his career.

Alex McCarthy - Leeds UnitedAlex McCarthy - Leeds United

McCarthy played for Leeds on loan in 2011, sent out by Reading to get regular football under his belt.

While he played just six games, he enhanced his reputation and would go on the following season to feature in the Premier League with the Royals.

After joining Crystal Palace he has found it tough to dislodge Wales stopper Wayne Hennessey, and now faces a tougher challenge with Mandanda's arrival.

Leeds United's Marco Silvestri looks dejectedLeeds United's Marco Silvestri looks dejected

Leeds United's first choice stopper is Marco Silvestri, with Bailey-Peacock Farrell and Ross Turnbull as back-ups.

McCarthy could be a potential replacement for Silvestri, who The Mail report is attracting interest from three Italian clubs.

The Palace stopper is 26 and is familiar with the Championship, having featured on loan for Ipswich in the division as well as Leeds, and being a regular for Reading.

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