Fraser Forester has joined League One club Norwich City on loan for another month, after Rovers failed to agree financial terms with Newcastle United for their star young goalkeeper.
Fraser Forster – switches to the Canaries
The 21-year-old 6’6″ talented goalkeeper has spent a month with Bristol Rovers, after joining them from the Tyneside club at the end of July.
And it appears that Newcastle and Rovers could not agree terms for Fraser’s continued loan spell at Bristol and then Norwich City came in at the last moment to get the player.
Fraser could be out on loan most of this season, to get some games under his belt, after recently signing a 5 year improved contract on Tyneside in May, and he is well thought of at Newcastle.
Fraser, who was born in Hexham, about 19 miles west of Newcastle, had a successful loan spell a year ago at Stockport County, where he was in outstanding form, according to Stockport fans, who commented on our blog, and would have liked him to stay for the season.
Disappointed first team Bristol Rovers coach, Paul Trollope, told the Bristol club’s web-site today:
“We were in lengthy negotiations through Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning but, unfortunately, we couldn’t come to a financial agreement with Newcastle as to how much of his wages we were prepared to pay.”
“Norwich came in at the last minute and were able to pay more, so and Fraser has gone on loan to Carrow Road.” “We are disappointed, because Lennie and I wanted him here.”
“Fraser himself was very keen to extend his stay, and I know the players were happy to have him back as well, but it wasn’t to be so we wish him well and thank him for his efforts in the month he spent with us.”
“He did very well for us and I’m sure he has a great career ahead of him because the signs are that he’s a very good young keeper.”
“We thought, until the last minute, that Fraser would be rejoining us and the early indications from Newcastle were that would be the case and we were confident of extending his loan until January or the end of the season.”
“It hasn’t happened, though, and we are back in the market and looking closely at what we can do and we would obviously like to do something by early next week if we can.”
Fraser is fast making a good name for himself in these loan spells, and we’ll be tracking his progress at Norwich.
Obviously we wish him well at the East Anglia club.