Crystal Palace sign Alex McCarthy

After just one season with Queens Park Rangers, goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has agreed to join Crystal Palace.

McCarthy, 25, joins the London club for a fee believed to be around £3.5 million, after making just four starts for QPR.

The keeper progressed through Fulham’s youth academy, before making 70 appearances for the first team squad from 2007-2014. The English international has also played in three games for the U-21 team.

While at Fulham, McCarthy was sent out on loan numerous times, only playing a significant amount of games for Yeovil Town from 2009-2010. After failing to become the full-time Fulham keeper, McCarthy made the switch to QPR in 2014, but also struggled to earn starts for his new club.

McCarthy will hope to change his fortune with Crystal Palace, but will face competition for the job once again, from long time keeper Julián Speroni plus Wayne Hennessey and Chris Kettings.