According to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, Tottenham Hotspur and their transfer chief Fabio Paratici are now eyeing a ‘surprise move’ ahead of the summer.
The Lowdown: Spurs set for reshuffle?
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is apparently planning a real reshuffle behind-the-scenes at Hotspur Way as he looks to ‘offload’ many players and bring in ‘at least’ six major signings (The Times).
Outfield additions aren’t the only positions up for grabs either as the Premier League top-four chasers set their sights on a reserve goalkeeper and understudy to long-serving number one Hugo Lloris.
West Bromwich Albion keeper Sam Johnstone has long been tipped to make the move, but according to Crook, another target in Southampton keeper Fraser Forster has now come to light.
The Latest: Tottenham eye ‘surprise’ signing…
According to the talkSPORT journalist, Tottenham are now ‘ready to pounce’ for a ‘surprise’ signing in Forster as a twist emerges in Conte’s hunt for a back-up keeper.
Indeed, as Spurs and by extension Paratici search for a capable number two, the colossal 6 foot 7 shot stopper has now found his way on to their list of targets.
The Verdict: Right move?
While Forster (34) looks set to leave on a Bosman, gifting Tottenham a zero cost option who can also balance their homegrown quota, the often-linked Johnstone comes with a similar perks and is far younger (29).
We believe signing Johnstone makes more sense from a long-term perspective, but that being said, landing Forster on a free deal also wouldn’t be bad business given his brilliant form over 2021/2022 in parts.
Pundit Paddy Kenny has raved over the ‘fantastic’ and ‘incredible’ keeper this season, perhaps backing why Spurs have now added them to the list of possible signings.
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