Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl gives fourth-choice goalkeeper Harry Lewis the green light to find a loan club before domestic window shuts
- Harry Lewis, 22, can go out on loan due to glut of goalkeepers at Southampton
- Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl currently has four senior keepers to choose from
- Lewis has played only three first-team games, all in cup competitions for Saints
Southampton are allowing Harry Lewis to find a loan club due to the glut of goalkeepers at St Mary’s.
Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl currently has four senior goalkeepers to choose from with Alex McCarthy challenged by Angus Gunn, Fraser Forster and 22-year-old Lewis, who has been restricted to two Football League Trophy games last season.
The youngster signed for Saints from Shrewsbury in 2015 but has played only three first-team games, all in cup competitions, and has spent the 2017-18 season on loan with Dundee United when they were in the Scottish Championship.
Harry Lewis has played only three first-team games for Southampton, all in cup competitions
While talks continue, the wages paid to Forster and Gunn are making it difficult for them to find another club before Friday’s deadline.
Southampton were interested in a swap deal with Stoke’s Jack Butland but wanted a cash adjustment in their favour.
Lewis now has just over a day to fix himself up or risk staying with Saints Under 23s until the next window in January.
Meanwhile, Theo Walcott will be in line to make his second debut for the club following his summer loan move from Everton.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says Lewis can go out on loan as he has a surplus of goalkeepers
Southampton returned to their training base earlier this week after receiving a clean bill of health following Stuart Armstrong’s positive coronavirus result.
Southampton players and staff underwent their regular weekly tests last week after it emerged while Armstrong was away on international duty that he had contracted Covid-19.
The club’s results were all returned negative, though Southampton did take the step of closing their Staplewood base so they could carry out a deep clean of the site last Thursday.
Midfielder Armstrong, who has not displayed any symptoms of the virus, was required to isolate for 10 days following his test result.
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