Fraser Forster says he ‘couldn’t sign for Tottenham fast enough’ in first interview

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New Tottenham signing Fraser Forster says he "couldn't get here fast enough" once aware of Spurs' interest.

The goalkeeper becomes Spurs' second summer signing, and second free transfer, after the arrival of Ivan Perisic, though the deal is understood to have been agreed before the Croatian's arrival.

Forster will serve as back-up to Hugo Lloris after loanee Pierluigi Gollini failed to earn a permanent transfer, signing a two-year deal. Foster joins Spurs after eight years with Southampton.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” he told us. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me. When a team like this comes along, it’s impossible to say no. I couldn’t get here fast enough to get it done.

“Everything about the place is world-class. The stadium is probably the best I’ve ever been to - ask any player in the Premier League, and that’s what they’ll say. The training ground is unbelievable, to be able to come here and work, and work hard... I’m very privileged. It’s an opportunity I’m very grateful for.

“It will be a fantastic season, fantastic to have Champions League football, obviously, important to have got that, and now having achieved that, I’m sure the club will want to go as far as they can in the competition. I’ve played almost 50 European games, so if I can come in and help in any way possible, that’s what I’ll be looking to do.”

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