Transfer Rumour: Fraser Forster deemed surplus to requirements as Southampton chase Angus Gunn.

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Southampton have announced that they are ready to listen to any offers they may receive off other clubs for English goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, as reported by Sky Sports.

Credit: Sky Sports

Forster, 30-years-old, who has made six caps for England fell out of favour for the Saints by previous boss Mauricio Pellegrino with Alex McCarthy in to replace him and current boss, Mark Hughes has stuck by McCarthy, subsequently, keeping Forster out of the team.

According to Sky Sports, despite McCarthy’s run in the team since Forster’s absence, the Saints are now chasing young Manchester City goalkeeper, Angus Gunn as competition for that position and possibly a long-term replacement for both McCarthy and Forster.

Gunn, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City, enjoyed an impressive season at the Championship side making 51 appearances. However, since returning back to Manchester City, Mark Hughes has been keen to lure the keeper to the south coast.

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As for Forster, it is a major setback for his career, due to signing a new five-year deal with the Saints only last year.

His CV also includes being part of the Celtic team that beat Barcelona 2-1 in 2012 as well as being included in most of the England squads in recent years.

Forster played 76 consecutive Premier League games for Southampton prior to being dropped towards the end of last year as the south coast club looked to have solved their goalkeeping position for the foreseeable future but it isn’t looking that way now for Forster.

Is selling Forster and signing a young, inexperienced goalkeeper the right decision for the Saints? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @AllOutFootball_ with the hashtag #AOF!’



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