Tottenham set to make first summer signing as Southampton goalkeeper arrives for medical

Antonio Conte’s big summer of transfers is underway, with recent England international set to join Tottenham ahead of the new season.

Fraser Forster has arrived in Tottenham as he undergoes a medical ahead of a move to North London. 

The goalkeeper is out of contract at Southampton and is poised to become the new back-up goalie for Hugo Lloris.

Forster has six England caps to his name and is expected to feature in domestic cup competitions for Spurs next season.

The current number two at the club, Pierluigi Gollini, is expected to move back to Italy and join Atalanta at the end of his loan spell. Forster would then fill that void as Conte builds his team ahead of his first full season at the club.

The 34-year-old shot-stopper spent eight years at Southampton, where he made 162 appearances. A total of 24 of them took place last season, with the recent England international keeping four clean sheets.

This is expected to be the first of many deals in a busy summer for Tottenham. Conte has previously underlined the need for players, and the Italian is set to get his wish after the club's majority shareholders pumped in £150million of capital to help rebuild the squad.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte waves to fans

Conte is hoping to challenge for domestic and international honours next season. Tottenham's last piece of silverware came in 2008 as head coach Juande Ramos led the team to League Cup success.

As well as signing Forster, Tottenham have also tied promising youngster Dane Scarlett to a new long-term deal.

The 18-year-old has been highly praised by Conte and former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho. The striker became the club's youngest ever Premier League player when he marked his debut back in February 2021.

The teenager made a total of seven appearances across all competitions during the most recent campaign.

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