Southampton have announced that goalkeeper Fraser Forster has penned a new five-year deal with the club.
The 29-year-old shot stopped has extended his stay at the St Mary’s Stadium after joining the Saints from Celtic for £10 million back in 2014.
“I have absolutely loved my time here at Southampton so far,” he told the club’s official site.
“When the opportunity came along to extend it again I didn’t think twice about it.
“I think it is a fantastic club to be at, with a real bright future and the ambition shown by the club is one that they really want to move the club forward, so for me it was a no-brainer.”
Last season only Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois kept more clean sheets, as Forster shut-out the opposition 14 times for Southampton.
He has made 103 appearances over three seasons with Southampton and has established himself as their number one between the posts.
His form has also led to many supporters calling for Forster to take up the England number one shirt too, but he last featured for his country in a 2-1 win over Australia back in May 2016.
There has been some criticism of the former Celtic man, as some supporters feel he can command his box more rather than staying on his line.
Southampton managed to miss out on European football last season as they finished eighth, and they will be looking to improve and challenge for the Europa League in the coming campaign.
The majority of Saints fans are delighted with the news the Forster has penned a new deal with the club, as some are tipping him for international success too.
They took to Twitter to congratulate their ‘keeper on his contract:
Good man, Fraser. Great to have you as our No 1 #saintsfc
— Claire Price (@clairep1310) July 19, 2017
Absolutely chuffed for you and our club Fraser ðŸ‘, looking forward to the new season ðŸ‘Š #WeMarchOn ðŸ”´âšª
— Arthur (@ArthurCogger) July 19, 2017
Very pleased big man! Great news for you and our beautiful club. Thank you for the loyality and fantastic recognition for yourself #SaintsFC
— Andrew (@andrewc52972440) July 19, 2017
Great to have you between the sticks!!!!
— Damian Quinn (@Bristolsaint7) July 19, 2017
great stuff big man nice to see a quality player wants to stay
— Doug Micheal Matthew (@saintdougie) July 19, 2017
Congratulations to @FraserForster on his new 5 year deal! ðŸ”´âšªï¸ #saintsfc
— SaintsOpinions (@Saints_Opinions) July 19, 2017
Congratulations Fraser. Big season this year. I'm sure you can become England's number 1 #Saintsfc
— lenny (@lennysaints) July 19, 2017
Some fans had some strong words for the shot stopper though, handing him some advice on what they thought was a poor campaign last year:
Well done Frazer, but please come off your line more often and command the box , you're 6 foot 7 !!!
— Rob Fox (@RobFox7) July 20, 2017
Please do better than last season…
— Matt Cull (@Cull_96) July 19, 2017
— Paul & Kirsteen (@pablomahoney) July 19, 2017