Southampton Sign England Goalkeeper Forster

Southampton have announced the signing of England goalkeeper Fraser Forster from Scottish champions Celtic FC.

The 26-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Ronald Koeman’s side for an undisclosed fee reportedly believed to be in the region of £10m.

Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster,” the club wrote on its website.

Fraser Forster Becomes the Saints' Fifth Signing This Summer.
Fraser Forster Becomes the Saints’ Fifth Signing This Summer.

The goalkeeper who started his career at Newcastle won three Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cup winner’s medal and was part of the Hoops’ Champions League squad in as many occasions.

“Forster is a very talented player and we are delighted to be able to bring him to Southampton,” said the Dutch boss Koeman.

“Fraser is the perfect fit to help complement the players we already have, and he will add a lot of quality to the squad.”

He had loan spells at Stockport County, Bristol Rovers and Norwich City before joining Celtic in 2010.

Newcastle, Forster’s former club, will receive 25% of the transfer fee, as Celtic have paid 2% to the Magpies in July 2012 following two successful loan seasons from Tyne side.

Forster was a member of coach Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad in Brazil but was an unused substitute.

Southampton have signed defender Ryan Bertrand, midfielders Dusan Tadic and Saphir Taider, and striker Graziano Pelle in the close season.

They’ve sold Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana to Liverpool, Luke Shaw to Manchester United, Calum Chambers to Arsenal and Dani Osvaldo to Inter Milan as well.

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