Report: Spurs no longer able to sign Premier League goalkeeper on a free despite links

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Tottenham’s chances of signing Watford’s Ben Foster on a free this summer are officially over after the goalkeeper signed a new two-year deal with the Hornets (Watford).

Foster joined the Hornets in the summer of 2018 for a fee of around £2.7m and has since replaced former-Spur, Heurelho Gomes in the number one spot.

Tottenham were linked with Foster back in March by the Telegraph with the keeper’s contract originally coming to an end once the current campaign is over. However, a free transfer is now off the table following Foster’s contract extension.

The Lilywhites have also been linked with Lille goalkeeper, Mike Maignan who has impressed this season in Ligue 1 (Le10Sport). Maignan was on the books at Paris Saint Germain but joined Lille in 2015 (Transfermarkt).

It is believed that Spurs view Maignan as the long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris and the Lilywhites could make a move for the 24-year-old this summer (Football.London).

Spurs Web Opinion

Ben Foster seems to always pull a 12/10 performance out when he plays Tottenham, however, it wouldn’t make too much sense as a signing. Spurs need a young goalkeeper who has the potential to succeed Hugo Lloris and it would be great to see one come in this summer to learn from Lloris and possibly even provide the Frenchman with some competition.

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