Fraser Forster to Leave Southampton at the End of the Season

Fraser Forster to Leave Southampton

Fraser Forster is set to leave Southampton as a free agent at the end of the current season, according to the Telegraph.

Fraser Forster to Leave Southampton at the End of the Season

Time up for Forster

The experienced goalkeeper will probably leave the club on a free transfer after the end of the current campaign despite his recent good performances and England call-up.

The 34-year-old has already made 17 appearances for the club this season, starting each game in 2022 after Alex McCarthy’s injury. After his solid performances for the Saints, he was even included in the England squad during March.

However, the club plans to trust Alex McCarthy, who is currently injured. It was even reported that McCarthy has already signed a new deal. This would mean that Fraser Forster will have to chase his World Cup dream somewhere else. His contract expires in June and he will leave as a free agent.

Meanwhile, Southampton will have to look for another backup goalkeeper. After McCarthy’s injury, Willy Caballero was signed as a short-term solution, but he will also leave the club in the summer. The experienced Argentinian made only four appearances in all competitions.

Southampton Could Look To Replace the Experienced Forster With a Young Talent

Earlier this month it was reported by Inside Futbol that Southampton and Wolverhampton will battle for Chicago Fire youngster Gabriel Slonina. The goalkeeper was heavily linked to Chelsea but the deal will not go through due to the UK sanctions. Therefore The Saints and Wolves will try to sign the young talent.

Last year 17-year-old Slonina became the youngest goalkeeper to start and keep a clean sheet in the MLS. This season he already has eight games with Chicago Fire and his stats are impressive. The youngster managed to keep five clean sheets, conceding only five goals in the process.

The rumoured transfer fee that a club would have to pay for Slonina’s signature is about £10 million.

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