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Fraser Forster Closing in on Southampton Deal

England shot-stopper Fraser Forster is today completing a medical at Southampton before completing his reported £10 million move.

David Ramos

Forster is about to be thrust into the English media limelight with a switch down south to Southampton. With the Saints having a fire-sale of their best talent this summer, Forster is a welcome addition for fans at St Mary's. Although the deal is yet to be officially completed. It is believed Forster will sign for Southampton in the next 48 hours following the completion of his medical on Saturday morning.

Forster has enjoyed an outstanding career at Celtic, registering a Scottish record for number of minutes without conceding a goal and enjoying praise for performances throughout the Champions League, including against Spanish giants Barcelona. I had the opportunity to see Fraser up close as he spent time on loan at Norwich, and even then I thought he was one of the finest keepers I had seen.

With Forster now playing in the same league as England number one Joe Hart, he may be able to push the Manchester City keeper for the England shirt.