Southampton first choice goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has signed a new four-year contract at the club.
The 28-year-old joined the Saints from Reading in 2016 and went on to make just two cup appearances in his first season.
He kept seven clean sheets in 18 appearances after he replaced Fraser Forster as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.
His performances were crucial as Southampton escaped relegation from the Premier League on the last day of last season.
On his new deal, McCarthy told the club’s website that: “I’m massively pleased. I had one year left on my current deal and obviously I’m over the moon to sign a new four-year deal.”
“I think the club is going in the right direction. With the way we finished the season, we can take that into this one and hopefully finish a lot higher up the table. Everyone is ready to go.” He stated further.
Southampton boss Mark Hughes added: “His performances last season speak for themselves, and it is clear how highly regarded he is by his teammates and also the supporters.”
“It was clearly a priority this summer to ensure the commitment between him and the club was strengthened, and we believe Alex is very much in the right place to continue to grow and improve his game.” He concluded.