Report: England international set to undergo medical at Tottenham today

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Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster is undergoing a medical at Hotspur Way today ahead of completing his move to Tottenham, according to The Athletic.

The 35-year-old is out of contract at the Saints this summer and will complete a free transfer to the north Londoners who secured a top four finish in the Premier League this season.

Pierluigi Gollini, who joined Spurs on loan from Atalanta last summer is set to return to the Italian side with Spurs instead looking to utilise Forster as Hugo Lloris’ back-up and in the process, free up a non-homegrown space within Antonio Conte’s squad.

Forster, who has been capped six times by England made 24 appearances across all competitions for Southampton in the campaign just gone, keeping four clean sheets in the process (transfermarkt).

Spurs had also been heavily linked with a move for Sam Johnstone, who is also available as a free agent this summer when he leaves West Bromwich Albion and were tipped by The Mirror earlier this month as frontrunners for his signature.

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Something appears to have happened in Spurs’ pursuit of Johnstone given the fact he is 29 and would have been a longer-term solution for Lloris’ place rather than Forster.  However, the good news is that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici have freed up a non-homegrown place which they can look tom utilise on the arrival of a new outfield player.

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