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Forster is ideal short-term fix and perfect mentor for Peacock-Farrell at Leeds

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Forster is ideal short-term fix and perfect mentor for Peacock-Farrell at Leeds

Fraser Forster is out of favour at Southampton.

Fraser Forster remains frozen out at Southampton, despite new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl coming in.

Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy are both preferred to Forster, who could be set for a January exit if Southampton can find a potential suitor.

According to The Daily Star, Leeds United could complete a deal for Forster next week as they aim to boost their goalkeeper options.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell is the first choice goalkeeper at Elland Road but he has made a few mistakes this season.

Having another goalkeeper to compete for the first-team starting spot would surely help Leeds’ push for promotion as they enter the run-in.

After Jamal Blackman broke his leg and returned to Chelsea, Leeds have been left with inexperienced youngster Will Huffer on the bench.


With goalkeeper proving to be a problem position, Forster would be an immediate solution in that department.

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Although he has not played since December 2017, Forster’s experience would be vital for Leeds.

The 30-year-old has made over 100 Premier League appearances in his career, as well as picking up well over 100 appearances during his time with Celtic.

The former England international has also played six games for his country in an impressive career.

Standing at 6ft 7in tall, Forster is a dominant goalkeeper who could stand out in the Championship if he rediscovers his old form.

Moreover, Forster could mentor Peacock-Farrell and use his experience to help the Northern Ireland international improve.

The only stumbling block would be negotiating a wage agreement with Southampton to land Forster for the remainder of the season.

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