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Fraser Forster joins Tottenham on free transfer from Southampton

Thanks for your service, Fraser!

Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing Fraser Forster, Southampton, transfer Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Fraser Forster was today confirmed as a Tottenham Hotspur player, with him joining Spurs as a free transfer.

The 34-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League club.

The move was long rumoured as it was essentially confirmed that Forster’s contract at Southampton was not being renewed ahead of the summer transfer window.

Forster, who made 19 Premier League appearances for the Saints last season, played in 162 games for Southampton after joining from Celtic back in 2014.

The towering goalkeeper was an important component of the Southampton squad that punched above its weight in the mid-2010s.

His first season at Southampton saw the Saints finish 7th in the Premier League to earn a spot for the Europa League third qualifying round.

For the 2015-16 campaign, Saints finished 6th in the league and just three points off Champions League football. Forster was even named the Premier League Player of the Month in February, 2016 - an uncommon award for a goalkeeper. It was a good year for Forster which also saw him earn three of his six England caps.

Forster’s form dipped in the 2017-18 season, which saw him dropped as Saints’ starting goalkeeper halfway through the season and he continued to serve as a backup to Alex McCarthy a season later.

He had a successful spell at former club Celtic in 2019-20, helping the Glasgow side to a Scottish Premiership title - the fourth of his playing career.