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Reading Boss Warns Clubs Off Keeper Alex McCarthy

Impressive goalkeeper won’t be sold on the cheap.

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Reading manager Nigel Adkins has warned interested clubs that his goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will not be sold on the cheap this summer, if at all, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old has been in impressive form this season despite Reading’s relegation from the Premier League and has been linked with moves to the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal ahead of this summer’s transfer window as well as earning calls for him to be included into one of the upcoming England national squads.

And Adkins has warned any interested parties that they will have to pay handsomely if they manage to convince him to sell his prized asset at all.

“I’m sure there will lots of speculation. But we are in a good position in respect of the finances and there is good stability here. We’re not looking to lose Alex and are looking to build for the future,” Adkins said.

“He made some excellent saves and has demonstrated that on a few times now. We want to build and play from the back and one or two of his distribution choices weren’t the greatest, but others were.”

“We believe he can be a top-four keeper at international level and, if you can play out from the back, he can do that.”

“We want to build and play from the back and play through the field of play. From my point of view, everything is very positive moving forward and we have a lot of players who have won the Championship before.”

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