Southampton fans here in the Tavern are fearing for their life in the Premier League, as they find themselves in the midst of a relegation dogfight.
The Saints have looked less than convincing under Mauricio Pellegrino so far this season, as relegation to the Championship looks the likely outcome for the current campaign. Although, they’re already looking to bolster their ranks in the summer months, as according to reports in the Sun, Southampton are monitoring the future of West Bromwich Albion ‘keeper Ben Foster.
Encouragingly, the Saints appear to be weighing up their goalkeeping options as they continue to monitor the future of Ben Foster, as his current club West Brom find themselves eight points off safety with nine games left to play. Although, the Saints aren’t the only Premier League side taking a look at the Englishman, as fellow relegation scrappers Stoke City are also keeping a close eye on the situation.
Indeed, our local residents were delighted after hearing that Mauricio Pellegrino is looking to bring another goalkeeper to the south coast, as current No.1 shot-stopper Fraser Forster has been in the firing line at times this season for his less than convincing performances. Although, ensuring a future in the Premier League is the only aim for the Saints at this moment in time, as relegation could not only see them lose out in the race for Ben Foster but may also see some of their own key players depart.
Ben Foster has been one of the most consistent Premier League goalkeepers for some time now, with the Baggies’ defence often letting him down at times so far this season. Although, Southampton are still at threat from being relegated from the Premier League, so will have their eyes set firmly on survival before beginning any talks over potential deals.
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