Everton, Newcastle battle for Reading keeper McCarthy

Everton and Newcastle United are chasing Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Everton and Newcastle United are chasing Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The Sunday Express says Goodison Park boss Roberto Martinez sees the 24-year-old, who has twice been called up into the England senior squad, as a long-term successor to Tim Howard.

Newcastle are monitoring McCarthy in case they receive an offer they can’t refuse for highly-rated Dutch stopper Tim Krul, who is on Napoli’s radar.

 
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