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English goalkeeper Fraser Forster is set for a Tottenham Hotspur medical as his Southampton contract comes to an end.

The Daily Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath has claimed that Fraser Forster is set for a Tottenham Hotspur medical this week. The 34-year-old’s contract with Southampton is due to expire next month, which would leave him free to join any other side on a Bosman deal.

Forster’s eight-year association with Southampton is coming to an end, during which he also spent a year on loan with Celtic. In all, he has made 161 appearances for the Saints, keeping 55 clean sheets in the process.

The England international was Southampton’s first-choice shot-stopper for over three seasons but Alex McCarthy dethroned him as the Saints’ number one midway through the 2017/18 season and that has been the case since. A hamstring injury to McCarthy this season saw the 34-year return to the fold as he made 19 Premier League appearances.

Forster’s last match for Southampton was a 3-0 defeat to Brentford as the 32-year-old McCarthy was reinstated in the starting XI following recovery from injury. With no contract renewal in site, Forster seems set to join Spurs on a free deal, where he is expected to play second fiddle to club captain Hugo Lloris.

By Amara

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