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Tottenham set to announce Fraser Forster after Perisic deal

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Tottenham will announce Fraser Forster as their second signing of the summer transfer window in the coming days. This deal will have it’s announcement after a deal with Ivan Perisic will go through. However, it won’t be long till it’s announced.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano broke the news of the former England international joining the North London club. Also, he passed a medical last week and agreed to a two year deal at the club. The contract will come into effect after his current contract at Southampton will expire at the end of this month.

But before the arrival of Forster, the Croatian winger Ivan Perisic’s announcement will go through. This move will also reunite Spurs boss Antonio Conte with his former player. The duo was instrumental in the Scudetto win of the 2020 – 2021 season for Inter Milan. The versatile Croatian also penned a two year deal for the Spurs after confirming he will leave Inter Milan.

The search of a backup goalkeeper for Tottenham

Tottenham had the intention to go for a home-grown keeper as their back-up to their captain and World Cup winner Hugo Lloris. The French goalkeeper signed a new contract extension at the club in January which will keep him until 2024. Pierluigi Gollini will leave the club confirmed who was loaned out to Atalanta in Serie A.

Spurs initially wanted to sign current England international Sam Johnstone who will leave after his contract expiration at West Brom. They were also once in a pole position to sign him from the Championship club ahead of Manchester United, But they quickly turned their attention towards the Saints keeper.

Former Celtic goalie, Fraser Forster made a total of 161 appearances for Southampton since making his move in 2014. For the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit, he initially was a second choice. After Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment, he started to play regularly. The 34-year old earned 6 caps for England, having last played for The Three Lions in 2016.

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