Fraser Forster looks set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur next season and be the understudy to whoever the club brings in as their new number one.

Forster was signed on a free transfer last summer after leaving Southampton and was brought in with the intention of providing cover for Spurs captain Hugo Lloris.

Fraser Forster

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Far from making up the numbers and sitting on the bench all season, Forster has proven to be a more than dependable deputy to the Frenchman and has impressed many when he has stepped between the posts.

In a difficult season all around for the Lilywhites, Forster has made 16 appearances and conceded 22 goals (Transfermarkt).

Despite those numbers, Forster has provided the Spurs backline with some much-needed composure and has arguably performed better than Lloris this year.

It is well-documented that Spurs are now keen to replace Lloris as their number-one stopper, and it is highly likely a new goalkeeper will be signed in the summer (Football.London).

Forster’s current contract with Spurs expires at the end of next season, but the latest report from The Athletic suggests it is the Englishman who will retain his place in the Tottenham squad while Lloris will be replaced.

The decline of Lloris is thought to have led the club to make the decision that they will speed up the transition and let him leave the club.

Forster meanwhile, is looking more likely to stick around and be the understudy to the next number-one goalkeeper to arrive in North London.

Spurs Web Opinion

I think that would be a really shrewd decision. Forster has been very solid this season when called upon, and his experience, plus the fact he is homegrown, would be a huge benefit to our squad next season.

Lloris has been a fantastic servant to the club, but the time has come for him to leave.

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