Tomas Holy’s virtuoso performances in between the sticks of Gillingham this season have earned him plenty of admirers from higher up the footballing echelons.
HITC sources told us on Wednesday that the 6ft 9ins shot-stopper is a target for clubs in the top two tiers of English football. Crystal Palace need a goalkeeper badly and reportedly see Holy, who has impressed for the Gills since joining from Sparta Prague in January, as a future first-choice with veteran Julian Speroni currently starting for The Eagles.
After all, Scott Carson has been Derby’s undisputed number one since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2015 and has played every one of their Championship games so far this season. And, at 32, the former England international still has plenty of time left at the top level.
But signing Holy would provide Derby with some quality back-up and, for the first time, Carson with some genuine competition.
It speaks volumes about just how impressive the 26-year-old has been in League One that Gillingham fans have taken to Twitter, hoping that their Czech shot-stopper will not be going anywhere in January.
Hopefully not we need him he haves saved us so many times— ShaunWooding (@Shaun_Wooding) December 20, 2017
Why stop at £10m? I'm sure we can get at least £15m...— Gillingham Debate (@GillsDebate) December 21, 2017
Don't leave us Tomaš!— Nathan J Bolton (@nathanjbolton) December 21, 2017
not surprised— Matt Tillman (@Mattytillman24) December 20, 2017
Holy moly. It's gotta be a £1m at least— Shakerite (@shakerite66) December 20, 2017
Yep with adds ons although if we lose him we will go down— Matt Tillman (@Mattytillman24) December 20, 2017
In fact I think it's as serious as deciding whether we stay up or not...— Loonpotter (@Loonpotter) December 20, 2017