Southampton fans react as goalkeeper linked with shock exit.

Southampton fans are split over a potential sale of star goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The Mirror reported this week that McCarthy is getting interest from Tottenham Hotspur, although the Saints would hold out for around £30 million.

Southampton have had to fend off bids for their star players each of the last three years and fans hoped this year would be different.

They are under no pressure to sell McCarthy, but the club’s supporters have been through this situation before and understand it would be to their detriment to keep an unhappy player.

At the moment McCarthy seems happy to stay put, after winning the starting spot from Fraser Forster and impressing new manager Mark Hughes.

Even so, £30 million is a lot of money for a player who began last season on the bench, and Southampton have managed to replace more integral players before.

If anything the move could backfire on McCarthy, who would only be joining Spurs to be a back-up.

Staying at the Saints may well be in his best interests, at least for next season.

Here is a look at how Southampton fans reacted to the reports…

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