Why Fraser Forster would be a brilliant signing for Burnley
Burnley have been forced into looking for a goalkeeper in the last few days of the transfer window. Nick Pope, Burnley’s first choice, dislocated his shoulder in the Europa League clash against Aberdeen and the shot-stopper now faces up to 3 months on the sidelines.
As a result, Sean Dyche is keen to add a new goalkeeper and according to the Express, Fraser Forster of Southampton is a target for the Clarets. Forster, who made 20 appearances last season, has fallen down the pecking order at the St. Mary’s stadium in the recent times.
Here’s why signing Forster could turn out to be a smart move for Burnley.
Burnley need a new goalkeeper
Nick Pope has been phenomenal for Burnley since breaking into the first-team and the 26-year-old was duly rewarded for his great form when he was handed his England debut recently.
However, his long-term injury has left his club in the lurch going into the new season. Tom Heaton is a capable goalkeeper who can come in for the injured Pope, but even Heaton is ruled out with a calf injury right now. Thereby, it’s a no-brainer that Burnley do need a new goalkeeper going into the season.
Fraser Forster is a usual suspect in the Premier League
Following a number loan spells early in his career, Forster finally cemented his place in the premier league when he joined Southampton in 2014. The shot-stopper remained the first choice for the Saints until last season where he had to watch a lot of games from the bench.
Nonetheless, Forster has crucial premier league experience as he has guarded his goal with conviction over the years. Capped for England 6 times, Forster presents Sean Dyche with a good option to consider.
A giant goalkeeper entering the peak of his career
Forster is a giant in the true sense of the word. Standing at a height of 201 cms, Forster can be an intimidating presence between the sticks for opponent strikers.
The Premier League has seen so many games where Forster has frustrated teams by stopping everything thrown at him. Sean Dyche, if he signs the goalkeeper, can hope for the very same as his side takes great pride in frustrating bigger teams.
Forster, 30 years old, is also entering the peak of his career as most goalkeepers have the best years of their careers around that age.
Forster looks to be the kind of goalkeeper that would suit Burnley and there is every chance that it will prove to be a good move by Sean Dyche.