Report: Hasenhuttl makes decision about future of Southampton outcast Fraser Forster

Ralph Hasenhuttl of Southampton during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Southampton FC at Stamford Bridge on January 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster hasn't made a Premier League appearance since a 5-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in 2017.

Fraser Forster during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on July 16, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Fraser Forster appeared to have no future at Southampton under Mark Hughes but things might be different now that Ralph Hasenhuttl is in the dugout.

A former England international who was viewed among the Premier League’s top goalkeepers just a few years ago, Forster has endured a remarkable fall from grace at St Mary’s and hasn’t played for the club since a 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham in Boxing Day 2017.

 

But, according to the Mirror, Hasenhuttl is considering bringing Forster in from the cold, handing the former Celtic and Newcastle man the chance to salvage a Southampton career that looked to be over.

The 51-year-old Austrian has made it clear that all Saints players have a clean slate and he has been keen to have a look at all of the options at his disposal, giving chances to youngsters such as Kayne Ramsay and Yan Valery.

Fraser Forster of Southampton during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Southampton at John Smith's Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

Alex McCarthy has been Southampton’s number one goalkeeper for much of the last 12 months but Hasenhuttl has given starts to Angus Gunn in the club’s last two games against Chelsea and Derby County.

And Forster, who arrived from Celtic for £10 million five years ago, will now be hoping that his chance will come.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United scores their second goal past Fraser Forster of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on...

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