Report: Fraser Forster has accepted a pay cut to join Tottenham

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Fraser Forster
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Football Insider have claimed that Fraser Forster has agreed to take a pay cut in order to sign for Tottenham Hotspur.

Reports first emerged on Monday that Spurs were close to securing the services of Forster, whose contract with Southampton expires at the end of next month (Daily Mail).

Fabrizio Romano subsequently revealed that Tottenham had reached a full agreement with the England international, who was ready to put pen to paper on a new deal.

This has now been backed up by Football Insider, who claim that Forster has accepted reduced terms to sign for the North London club.

It is explained that the five-year contract the 34-year-old penned at St Mary’s in 2017 was worth just shy of £100,000-a-week but he chose not to extend his stay at the South Coast.

Forster is expected to earn a lower salary at Spurs but the report does not specify how much the goalkeeper’s contract at N17 will be worth.

Spurs Web Opinion

I suspect Spurs had Forster lined up as Johnstone’s back up all along and moved swiftly to snap up the Saints star once they realised that the 29-year-old was stalling on the move. The 34-year-old is more than capable of filling in for Lloris if necessary and the fact that he is homegrown, makes the signing a no-brainer for the club.

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