Tottenham ‘line up surprise move for Watford keeper Ben Foster’ as Jose Mourinho hopes 36-year-old veteran can push Hugo Lloris for No 1 spot
Ben Foster could be in for a surprise move to the Premier League top-six, with Spurs considering a move for the experienced Watford keeper.
The Englishman has hit form 19 years into his professional career, consistently performing this season and forming a crucial role in the Hertfordshire side escaping rock-bottom in the top-flight.
The 36-year-old kept a clean-sheet against league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, as Watford pulled-off the shock of the season by winning 3-0.
Tottenham are considering a move for Watford keeper Ben Foster in the summer
The 36-year-old has hit form at the Hornets, and his contract expires in four months time
His contract is up in the summer and Tottenham considering signing Foster on a free transfer, according to the Telegraph.
Foster is also attractive to the league’s top clubs for his ability to contribute to their home grown quota, and Spurs are in need of strength in depth behind Hugo Lloris.
Paulo Gazzaniga filled in when the French keeper was injured earlier this season, and the Argentine looked well out of his depth – keeping just two clean-sheets in 17 games.
Spurs need of a backup keeper after Paulo Gazzaniga was out of his depth filling in for Lloris
Former England stopper Foster could be a valuable asset to the Spurs team with his experience
Michel Vorm hasn’t got a look-in this season under Mauricio Pochettino or Jose Mourinho, making Foster’s form and experience a valuable addition.
However, the North London side could find it difficult to convince Foster to leave his post as Watford’s go-to stopper for a deputy role.
The former England number one hasn’t missed a Premier League game for Watford since arriving from West Brom in the summer of 2018.
Foster will be hard to prise away from the Hertfordshire side, who he has not missed a game for
Foster’s attention will first be focused on securing Premier League survival for Nigel Pearson’s resurgent side.
The Hornets’ sensational victory over the world champions hoisted them to 17th, but they still have a lot of work to do to escape the drop – sitting level on points with 18th place Bournemouth.