Fraser Forster exclusive first interview: “When a team like this comes along, it’s impossible to say no”
Wed 08 June 2022, 11:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Fraser Forster said he 'couldn’t get here fast enough' after signing a deal with us until 2024.
The goalkeeper with bags of experience in club, European and international football will join us on 1 July following the expiration of his contract at Southampton.
A four-time SPL title winner at Celtic, where he once kept 13 consecutive clean sheets in the SPL, he was Players’ Player of the Season twice at Celtic Park, an indication of his level of performance during his time in Scotland.
Now 34, with 47 appearances in Europe for Celtic and Southampton, and six England caps, it’s safe to say Fraser can’t wait for this latest chapter in a distinguished career.
“I’m absolutely delighted,” he told us. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me. When a team like this comes along, it’s impossible to say no. I couldn’t get here fast enough to get it done.
“Everything about the place is world-class. The stadium is probably the best I’ve ever been to - ask any player in the Premier League, and that’s what they’ll say. The training ground is unbelievable, to be able to come here and work, and work hard... I’m very privileged. It’s an opportunity I’m very grateful for.
“It will be a fantastic season, fantastic to have Champions League football, obviously, important to have got that, and now having achieved that, I’m sure the Club will want to go as far as they can in the competition. I’ve played almost 50 European games, so if I can come in and help in any way possible, that’s what I’ll be looking to do.”