Tottenham officially announce their second signing of the summer

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Fraser Forster
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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a free transfer (Tottenham).

The 34-year-old moves to North London after his contract at Southampton came to an end, having made 161 appearances for the Saints since joining from Celtic in 2014 (transfermarkt).

The Hexham-born keeper has joined on a contract that will run until 2024.

Forster, who has six caps for England was part of the England squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, although he did not feature.

His last cap for the Three Lions came in 2016 when he featured in the 2-1 friendly win against Australia and was last called up by Gareth Southgate in March for the doubleheader against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.

He is now expected to become Hugo Lloris’ understudy, with Tottenham having not taken up any option to make Pierluigi Gollini’s loan move from Atalanta permanent.

SpursWeb Opinion

Forster will provide plenty of experience in the Spurs dressing room having played at international and also Champions League level. Arguably, most importantly his arrival has freed up a place in the outfield positions for the arrival of a non-homegrown player.

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