Tottenham are reportedly about to sign player who had a stormer against Arsenal, even Ramsdale applauded
Goalkeeper Fraser Forster was outstanding in Southampton’s win 1-0 over Arsenal, which dented their top four hopes.
Forster is reportedly set to join Tottenham, going into Antonio Conte’s squad as the backup stopper to captain Hugo Lloris.
After that victory, Ralph Hasenhuttl hailed the England international as ‘exceptional‘ and said injury almost forced him out of the game.
Now, his display has drawn praise from Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who has said on Seaman Says, with Arsenal legend David he was clapping down the other end of the pitch.
Forster was outstanding against Arsenal
Their conversation about the towering stopper started with Ramsdale saying: “Fraser Forster, that’s why [we didn’t win]!”
Seaman then said: “When he pulled off that save [from Saka] and went darting across the goal and St. Mary’s gave him a round of applause, where I was on the stands you were off your line, and you applauded Fraser for that save. I seem to remember you gave him a clap.”
Ramsdale replied: “It’s something I do. It’s weird isn’t it? You just appreciate good saves. It’s an art, goalkeeping. When you’re on the pitch and you see someone pull a great save off, we clap for other people, we clap for strikers scoring a goal or defenders blocking.
“I remember speaking to Fraser after the game and giving him a bit of stick as he’d made three or four very good saves that day. It’s just one of those things. You know goalkeepers without knowing them.”
Forster looks like a shrewd addition as a second choice and he does have the quality to really push Lloris for the starting spot.
Spurs do need to start looking at what their goalkeeping situation will look like beyond the French captain and Forster is a step up in quality in terms of cover and competition for him.
Ramsdale himself went to Arsenal last summer and was not expected to be number one but he quickly forced his way in.
It would be more of an ask and therefore more of a surprise if Forster did that, but he does have great ability and will not want to sit on the bench for every single game.
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