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Football: Southampton sign England keeper Forster from Celtic

Published on Aug 10, 2014 7:36 AM
 
England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster joined Southampton from Celtic on Saturday, penning a four-year deal believed to be worth £10 million (SG$21 million). -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster joined Southampton from Celtic on Saturday, penning a four-year deal believed to be worth £10 million (SG$21 million).

The 26-year-old, who was part of the England squad at the World Cup in Brazil, began his career with Newcastle United, and had loan spells at Stockport County, Bristol Rovers and Norwich City before joining Celtic in 2010.

"Fraser is a very talented player and we are delighted to be able to bring him to Southampton. This is another important part of our rebuilding process ahead of the start of the season," said Saints coach Ronald Koeman.

"The fact that he has worked with Dave Watson (Southampton's goalkeeping coach who also works with England) before means we already know all about his strengths and weaknesses, and I am confident that we will be able to help him improve even further.

 
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