Fraser Forster completes a medical at Tottenham ahead of his free transfer from Southampton… with the 34-year-old stopper expected to act as back-up to Hugo Lloris under Antonio Conte
- Fraser Forster is out of contract with Southampton at the end of this season
- The 34-year-old goalkeeper is set to join Tottenham as a free agent in July
- He made 162 appearances for the Saints in an eight-year spell on the south coast
- Tottenham’s current backup goalkeeper – Pierluigi Gollini – will return to Atalanta
Fraser Forster underwent a medical at Hotspur Way on Wednesday ahead of completing his move to Tottenham.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper’s contract at Southampton runs out next month and he will move as a free agent.
Forster’s playtime is likely to be limited as he will mainly provide cover for Tottenham and France captain Hugo Lloris.
Fraser Forster has six England appearances and recently received his first call-up in five years
He spent eight years with the Saints and picked up 162 appearances including 134 in the Premier League.
Forster is one of three notable players Southampton have picked up from Celtic alongside Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Wanyama.
The 6ft7 keeper played six times for England between 2013 and 2016, and recently received a first international call-up in five years as a late replacement for Sam Johnstone.
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham will need a new back-up keeper as Pierluigi Gollini’s loan ends
Tottenham need to boost their homegrown contingent and current back-up keeper Pierluigi Gollini is returning to Atalanta.
Football director Fabio Paratici is meeting manager Antonio Conte in Italy to discuss another potential five additions to their squad for this summer.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have handed a new four year contract to 18-year-old striker Dane Scarlett.