Tottenham will make their move to sign Southampton goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, in this week, according to a report from The Athletic.
For a while, it was reliably believed that Spurs were in pole position to sign West Bromwich Albion ace Sam Johnstone on a Bosman deal, with Antonio Conte aiming to bring in a backup option to Hugo Lloris.
However, a twist then emerged, with Ornstein claiming that Forster had become a target for Lilywhites transfer chief Fabio Paratici, which Italian guru Romano Fabrizio confirmed.
Tottenham are closing on Fraser Forster deal as backup goalkeeper. Medical could take place this week as per @mcgrathmike. ⚪️ #THFC
Sam Johnstone has never been a serious target for Spurs. pic.twitter.com/mVhEFH1oAM
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 23, 2022
Forster’s contract at St Mary’s expires at the end of the season. It was revealed by The Athletic last weekend that Southampton would be letting the 34-year-old leave in the summer.
Tottenham are now keen to sign Fraser Forster as Hugo Lloris back-up as they look to rebuild their squad in the summer and will seek to agree a deal to bring him to north London next week, once the Premier League season is over.
Current back-up Pierluigi Gollini is set to leave when his loan from Atalanta finishes, and Spurs want to replace the Italian with a homegrown option.
Forster missed the club’s final game against Leicester and is believed to have said goodbye to his team-mates on Thursday.
Forster has played 134 Premier League games for Southampton since moving to the club from Celtic in 2014. The England international has also won six caps for his country.