McCarthy signs new two-year contract


Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce Alex McCarthy has signed a new two-year contract at St Mary’s.

A key part of the club’s promotion into the Premier League via the Championship play-offs last season, the 34-year-old’s new deal will see him reach a decade on the south coast.

Since walking into Staplewood Campus at the start of the 2016/17 season, McCarthy has gone on to make 147 appearances for the club in a spell which stretches eight years.

During that time, the experienced goalkeeper has featured 124 times in the Premier League, made his senior England debut and kept two clean sheets through the victorious 2023/24 Championship play-off campaign, including one in the final at Wembley.

McCarthy said: “I’m delighted to extend my stay at a club which means so much to me and my family. To spend the best part of ten years here shows how special a place it is.

“The end of last season will always stay with me. Helping the club get back to where we belong is what we set out to do at the start of the season and I was happy to play my part.

“I really enjoy working with Dean [Thornton] and the goalkeepers we have here. I’m already looking forward to the new season and the test of Premier League football again.”

Men’s First Team Manager Russell Martin said: “Al stepped up when we needed him most last season and we have a huge amount of respect for him for doing that.

“He’s an integral part of the goalkeeping union Dean has here and knows the values associated with this football club.

“I’m delighted he’s decided to sign, as he brings significant Premier League experience alongside his ability as a goalkeeper, and that will be important next season.”