Tottenham to sign free agent Forster on two-year deal

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Tottenham have reached an agreement to sign Fraser Forster on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old will join at the start of July on a two-year deal once his Southampton contract officially expires.

Forster has spent the past eight years at St Mary's, albeit with a season on loan at Celtic in 2019-20, and made 134 appearances for the club in the Premier League.

That includes 19 top-flight outings last season when conceding 35 goals and keeping three clean sheets.

Tottenham confirmed the six-cap England international's imminent arrival on their official website on Wednesday.

"I'm absolutely delighted," Forster said. "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.

"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."

The agreement comes a week after Spurs agreed terms with Ivan Perisic, who will also arrive on a free from Inter.

Forster is expected to be second choice behind Hugo Lloris following loanee Pierluigi Gollini's return to Atalanta last week.

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