Southampton keeper Forster signs new five-year contract

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster
has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at the
club until 2022, effectively extending his current deal by a
year.

The 29-year-old England international had signed a new
contract until 2021 last summer, but agreed fresh terms on
Wednesday, the south coast club said in a statement.

“We are extremely pleased to have strengthened our
commitment with Fraser, who has been an integral part of our
team over the past three seasons,” vice chairman Les Reed told
the club’s website.

“He has already established himself as one of the leading
keepers in the Premier League and, at 29, we believe he still
has his best years ahead of him, not just for us but also the
national team.”

Forster, who played in all of Southampton’s league games
last season, described his decision to extend as a “no-brainer”.

“I’m delighted. I have absolutely loved my time here at
Southampton so far, and when the opportunity came along to
extend it I didn’t think twice about it,” he added.

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