2 Ideal Premier League destinations for this 30-year-old experienced campaigner including West Ham

Two ideal Premier League destinations for Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster

According to reports, Southampton are willing to listen to offers for goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Forster, 30, who signed a new five-year deal last summer, has not played a game since Boxing Day after being dropped by former Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino due to poor form.

Despite a change in management at St.Mary’s, with Mark Hughes replacing Pellegrino, the English shot-stopper failed to restore his place in the starting XI.

Meanwhile, current Southampton No.1 Alex McCarthy was recently awarded a new four-year deal.

Now that Southampton are ready to sell Forster this summer, here are two Premier League clubs that should consider signing the 30-year-old goalkeeper.

West Ham

It is no secret that Forster has lost his way but he is a highly experienced goalkeeper, having won three consecutive domestic titles with Celtic.

After losing his place at St Mary’s, Forster’s main priority must be to secure first-team football next season and West Ham could offer him exactly what he wants.

West Ham should prioritize signing a new goalkeeper this summer following a disappointing campaign for Adrian and loanee Joe Hart. Due to constant erratic displays from Adrian and Hart, new manager Manuel Pellegrini has signed Lukasz Fabianski. However, a move for Forster could strengthen their forces further.

A commanding presence between the sticks, Forster possesses quick reflexes and good shot-stopping abilities. While he is prone to errors, the 30-year-old remains a decent goalkeeper.

West Ham must act swiftly and make a move for Forster.

Watford

Watford signed Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on a season-long loan last summer to compete with Heurelho Gomes for the starting place at Vicarage Road. But Karnezis hardly inspired confidence between the sticks and made a series of errors during his time with the Hornets.

Fraser Forster

Now, however, his loan has come to an end and Gomes is nearing the end of his career. Hence, Watford need a new goalkeeper ahead of the new season.

Read more: Why Southampton would do a smart job by signing 5-goal Celtic star this summer

To that end, Forster would fit the bill perfectly at Watford. Therefore, Javi Gracia should look to sign the 30-year-old, who could become a long-term successor for veteran Gomes.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.

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