Fraser Forster quashes Chelsea speculation by signing huge new Southampton deal

first_img Fraser Forster in action for Southampton 1 Fraser Forster has signed a new five-year contract with Southampton.Chelsea have been reportedly weighing up the goalkeeper as a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois.Forster has been in outstanding form since returning from a long-term injury absence in January and there has also been interest from other clubs in securing his services.But Southampton have now convinced the 28-year-old England international that his long-term future lies with the south coast club.He told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted. It’s been another good year for the club and I think there’s real ambition around the place and it’s good to be a part of it, so to commit and sign a new deal is unbelievable and I’m just looking forward to getting stated again.“Every player wants to keep moving forward in their career and for me especially I’m very ambitious, and I think at this club there is that real ambition and desire to keep moving forward and improve year-in, year-out.Midfielder James Ward-Prowse has also signed a new six-year contract with the Saints.The England Under-21 international has emerged as a key man for the club after progressing through their academy system.Since making his senior debut in October 2011, Ward-Prowse has made over 100 appearances for the club.He said of his new deal: “I’m delighted. When I knew I had the chance to extend my stay here it was a no-brainer for me.“It’s pleasing that the club have shown that they have faith in me to extend my stay and I want to repay the faith to the club for putting their time and effort into making me the player I am today.”last_img read more