Today, it was confirmed that Fraser Forster will play for Tottenham Hotspur. He will join Spurs as a free agent.
The 34-year-old has agreed to stay with the Premier League club for two years.
Long before the summer transfer window, it was pretty clear that Forster’s contract at Southampton would not be renewed. This led to the move.
Forster played in 19 Premier League games for the Saints last year. Since he joined Southampton from Celtic in 2014, he has played 162 games for the club.
The tall goalkeeper was an important part of the Southampton team that did more than it should have in the middle of the 2010s.
In his first year at Southampton, the team finished seventh in the Premier League and qualified for the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
For the 2015-16 campaign, Saints finished 6th in the league and just three points off Champions League football. In February 2016, Forster was even named the Premier League Player of the Month, which is a rare honor for a goalkeeper. Forster had a good year, and he also got three of his six England caps.
Forster’s play got worse during the 2017-18 season, so he was replaced as the starting goalkeeper for the Saints by Alex McCarthy about halfway through the season. He continued to back up McCarthy the next year.
In 2019-20, he played well for his old team Celtic, and helped them win the Scottish Premiership. This was his fourth title as a player.