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.

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“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:

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:

 

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