Ronald Koeman considering offering Fraser Forster new Southampton contract this summer

8 Apr

Ronald Koeman is considering offering Fraser Forster a new Southampton contract this summer, with a host of clubs reportedly keen on the England goalkeeper.

The 28-year-old has been one of the best stoppers in the division since returning from a long-term injury in January. He has played 12 games, conceding just nine goals, going on an impressive run of six games without letting a shot past him.

His form has reportedly seen a host of top clubs start tracking Forster, and the Saints will consider offering him a new deal this summer to ward off any interest from said clubs.

The keeper signed a four-year deal when signed from Celtic in 2014, and Koeman responded to questions about Forster’s future.

When asked whether a new contract is on the horizon for the four-times capped star, the Dutch boss said: “That’s a possibility yes.”

Losing Forster this summer would be a real blow to the South Coast club, who have spent the past few years seeing their key players leave at the end of every season.

Forster is a target for Premier League sides along with the likes of Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama, and whilst Koeman has plans to keep all his players, he is well aware that Southampton cannot compete with the teams who have endless amounts of money to spend in the transfer market.

“We will try to hold onto everyone of course but we know our situation and we know we can’t win against the big teams with a lot of money,” the 53-year-old added.

“But we will do everything we can to keep the players in.”


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