Ralph Hasenhuttl has settled on Alex McCarthy as the club’s first-choice gaolkeeper.
That leaves Hasenhuttl with McCarthy and Fraser Forster at St Mary’s, with the latter making just one top-flight appearance for the club since the 2018/19 season.
It appears to us as if Forster, now 32, isn’t seen as a long-term fix on the south coast, and we feel as if the club could strike gold by landing former target, Marco Silvestri over the coming months.
The 29-year-old was attracting interest from the Saints prior to the summer transfer window, however, a move failed to materialise and the Italian remained with Hellas Verona.
Silvestri has outperformed McCarthy over the last 18 months, according to WhoScored.
Landing Silvestri in the New Year would certainly provide some fierce competition in between the sticks for Hasenhuttl, which could then lead to major improvements for both ‘keepers.
It remains to be seen if the club is still tracking the Italian ahead of a future move, however, based on his recent performances, his potential arrival would only add strength to the club’s goalkeeping department.