Report provides update on Southampton's hopes of selling Fraser Forster

Southampton FC manager Ralph Hasenhuttl during a Southampton FC press conference at the Staplewood Campus on January 10, 2019 in Southampton, England.

Fraser Forster hasn't made a Premier League apearance for Southampton since December 2017 with Ralph Hasenhuttl keen to sell.

Southampton FC manager Ralph Hasenhuttl during a Southampton FC press conference at the Staplewood Campus on January 10, 2019 in Southampton, England.

Ralph Hasenhuttl made it clear that he wanted to trim the squad he inherited from Mark Hughes when taking over at Southampton at the start of December.

And the former RB Leipzig boss has been true to his word. Manolo Gabbiadini and Steven Davis have left for Sampdoria and Rangers while Wesley Hoedt has sealed a loan move to Celta Vigo on Tuesday, as reported by the club's official Twitter account.

And, according to The Daily Echo, Fraser Forster will be on his way too – that’s if Southampton can find someone willing to take the third-choice goalkeeper off their hands.

 

The England international shot-stopper is the highest paid player in the club’s history, according to The Express (11 January, page 49).

But he hasn’t played a Premier League game since a 5-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Boxing Day 2017.

Fraser Forster of Southampton looks on during the friendly match between FC Groningen an FC Southampton at Euroborg Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Groningen, Netherlands.

Hasenhuttl has retained Alex McCarthy as his number one with Angus Gunn, a summer signing from Manchester City, acting as back-up. So it seems there is no room at St Mary’s now for Forster.

According to the Daily Echo, however, there have been no firm offers yet for the experienced gloves-man.

A £10 million signing from Celtic in 2014 (Guardian), signing a 30-year-old who is on huge wages and hasn’t played a game in over a year doesn’t look a great idea on paper and maybe this is why there has been a lack of interest.

Southampton's English goalkeeper Fraser Forster fails to save a shot from Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League football match between...

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