QPR keeper McCarthy seals Palace move

QPR have confirmed goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has completed a move to Crystal Palace.

West London Sport revealed on Tuesday that Palace had triggered a £3.5m release clause in the 25-year-old’s contract.

McCarthy has now agreed a four-year deal at Selhurst Park, just 12 months after joining Rangers from Reading, and is already with Palace on their pre-season trip to South Africa.

QPR head coach Chris Ramsey told West London Sport last week that he was unsure whether the club would be able to hang on to McCarthy in light of Palace’s interest.

McCarthy made only four appearances for QPR having been unable to dislodge Rob Green as first-choice keeper.

Green had been tipped to leave, but QPR received no offers
Green had been tipped to leave, but QPR received no offers

Green, 35, has a year remaining on his contract at Loftus Road and speculation that he could targeted by a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, came to nothing.

Rangers have identified several keepers as potential replacements for McCarthy.

They included England Under-21 international Jonathan Bond before he was recently signed by Reading from Watford.

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