Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are expected to officially announce Fraser Forster’s capture by Thursday or Friday.
Spurs are on the lookout for a backup goalkeeper, with Pierluigi Gollini’s season-long loan spell at the club coming to an end.
Forster looks set to leave Southampton after eight seasons on the South Coast when his contract at St Mary’s runs out this summer, with Fabrizio Romano confirming on Tuesday that he has already agreed on a deal with Tottenham.
The Saints shot-stopper has allegedly agreed to take a wage cut in order to move to the North London club (Football Insider).
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that the 34-year-old goalkeeper has completed his medical Hotspur Way ahead of officially signing for Spurs.
Gold has also backed up that claim, explaining that the goalkeeper will be announced as a Tottenham player before the weekend after having passed his medical.
The journalist also revealed that Spurs were close to agreeing on a deal to sign Sam Johnstone before they shifted their attention to Forster.
Gold said on his YouTube channel: “Fraser Forster, that looks like that’s going to be done now. A medical today (Wednesday), taking place at Hotspur Way. I think it might be tomorrow that it’s announced, either tomorrow or Friday, but certainly if a medical is being done today it suggests that tomorrow could be the announcement.
“Fraser Forster is an interesting one, Spurs were really keen on Sam Johnstone, a lot had been agreed on that, as much as you can without crossing any rules, but somewhere along the line something has shifted, but they’ve switched to Fraser Forster.”
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Signing Forster would be a solid start to the transfer window, given that he has plenty of Premier League experience and is homegrown. Securing a backup goalkeeper would allow Conte and Paratici to focus on addressing the more pressing needs like left centre-back and wing-back.
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