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Nix keeper Paulsen to Premier League?

Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper, Alex Paulsen in full stretch. Could he be joining a Premier League club. PHOTO: DAVE LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

If rumours and football chat are to be believed then Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Alex Paulsen could be moving to the English Premier League.

He has apparently gained the interest from three EPL clubs, including one with ties to the new Auckland FC.


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Sky Sports UK has reported Bournemouth, who finished 12th, this season are bidding to sign the 21-year-old, while giants Chelsea and Liverpool have also made enquiries.

The potential transfer fee starts at around $1.8 million dollars and can reach $4 million with bonuses and deals.

Bournemouth are owned by Bill Foley, the American businessman behind the Auckland FC club joining the A-League next season.

Paulsen gained several accolades including A-League Goalkeeper of the Year, Young Footballer of the Year, Fans Player of the Year and PFA Team of the Year.

His penalty-saving record was noted, while he had 12 clean sheets for the Phoenix, who reached the A-League semifinals.


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