Tottenham Hotspur: Fabrizio Romano issues exciting transfer claim

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to complete their first signing of the summer transfer window in the coming days with the arrival of Fraser Forster. 

This is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who was speaking about the expected arrival at Hotspur Way on the latest episode of his Here We Go podcast.

Who would you prefer at Spurs?

Fraser Forster

Fraser Forster

Pierluigi Gollini

Pierluigi Gollini

For months, Spurs have been linked with West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who is set to become a free agent in the coming weeks.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, the north London club appear to have now all but secured the services of the Southampton shot-stopper.

And with reports claiming the 34-year-old is accepting a pay cut to join Spurs, Romano revealed his understanding of the expected move.

He said: “Forster will be the backup goalkeeper because Pierluigi Gollini will be back at Atalanta. And so Hugo Lloris extended his contract and Forster will join Tottenham very soon. There is a full agreement, he will have his medical in the coming days.”

TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…

We think this could prove to be a really smart move from Fabio Paratici, with Forster showing some impressive form in recent weeks for the Saints. The goalkeeper was even hailed as ‘unbelievable’ by Ralph Hasenhuttl earlier this season.

Forster will replace Pierluigi Gollini in the Spurs squad, which will also serve towards meeting the Premier League’s homegrown quota.

We are slightly surprised Spurs gave up in their pursuit of Johnstone, with the West Brom ‘keeper a few years younger than Forster, however, the Saints shot-stopper has built up plenty of top-flight experience.

With a huge injection of cash being pumped into Spurs this summer, it seems Paratici has addressed one of their needs without spending a penny in transfer fees.

In other news: Alasdair Gold: Tottenham eyeing ambitious move for £103m ‘world-class’ star

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