Journalist Ross Gregory has suggested that Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Forster could be a useful signing for Newcastle United.
Big changes are expected between the sticks at Tottenham this summer, with Lloris admitting last week that he is now seeking a new challenge away from the club after eleven years in North London (Nice-Matin).
Tottenham are thought to be on the lookout for a new number one, with Brentford’s David Raya (The Times) and Everton’s Jordan Pickford (Football Transfers) both rumoured to be near the top of the club’s wishlist.
There have been no suggestions over recent weeks that Forster is likely to follow Lloris out of the door but with the former Southampton man only having a year left on his contract in N17, Gregory has said that he would not be surprised if the Magpies make an approach for the experienced shot-stopper.
Newcastle tipped to look at Spurs’ Fraser Forster
When asked about Newcastle making a move for Forster, the journalist told NUFC Matters: “I think it’s not a bad shout.
“He’s been number two at Spurs pretty much, he’s 35, 36, and he’s coming towards the end of his career.
“You need someone like that who is understanding of their role and won’t be first-choice. Nick Pope will be number one for the next couple of seasons, no doubt about that.
“It’s an interesting one, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are looking at someone like that. I watched Forster a few games last season, he made some great saves, but he also didn’t look as sharp as he could be.
“But if you’re bringing in a third-choice to help the squad and help the Champions League dilemma, it isn’t a bad shout at all.”
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It is quite unlikely that Tottenham would want to get rid of both of their goalkeepers this summer, particularly given that Forster has not done much wrong this season.
The 35-year-old has improved with the ball at his feet over the last couple of years, which is why he can adapt to Postecoglou’s style of play.
The fact that Forster is also homegrown makes him even more valuable to Spurs, which is why I see him staying for one more season and leaving on a free transfer next summer.
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