Southampton will want to improve massively after escaping the dreaded clutches of relegation by the skin of their teeth last time out.
The Saints did bring in players over the course of the summer transfer window, but they also said goodbye to a number of players. And, it looks as if they may have to watch another first-team member depart, as according to Sky Sports, Mark Hughes is open to listening to offers for Fraser Forster.
Interestingly, the 30-year-old could be allowed to leave St Mary’s on loan after becoming “frustrated” with his lack of first-team opportunities, says Southampton boss Mark Hughes.
Fraser Forster was once the first choice goalkeeper at the club, but he has now seen himself slip down to third choice as summer signing Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy remain ahead of him in the pecking order.
But, with the Premier League transfer window now shut, Forster would have to move abroad or to a lower-league club, but Hughes is open to listening to offers for him.
So, it looks as if the Englishman is seemingly heading towards the exits due to his lack of game time at St Mary’s. This won’t disappoint supporters as the ‘keeper was surplus to requirements and was rather error-prone during his time on the South Coast.
Therefore, Mark Hughes will now decide where the goalkeeper ends up playing his football as a loan move is inevitable at this point in his career.