There’s no doubt that Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster is attracting a lot of attention from other clubs.
Fraser Forster – very talented giant goalkeeper
Fraser has been outstanding for Norwich City and Glasgow Celtic in the last two seasons, that have seen the 23 year-old rack up 90 of his 97 total first team club appearances.
That compares with Tim Krul’s 69 first team club appearances, but 34 of those have been for the Newcastle United first team, whereas Fraser has yet to make his debut for Newcastle.
And Tim Krul picked up his second International cap yesterday in Holland’s 1-1 draw with Uruguay (Uruguay won 4-3 on penalties), and those teams met in last summer’s World Cup semi-final, when Holland got though to the final, only to be beaten by Spain.
So some revenge for the South Americans and both goals were scored by Liverpool players – Luis Suarez after 83 minutes for the hosts and Dirk Kuyt for the Dutch on 90 minutes.
Hull City have been linked today with Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Foster, and it could be that the giant 6ft 7in goalkeeper could again be sent out on loan next season.
But Fraser will get his chance to show how much he has improved over the last two seasons in pre-season, when Newcastle’s three goalkeepers Steve Harper, Tim Krul and Forster will get a chance to show why they should be Newcastle’s first choice goalkeeper for next season.
In our poll, 50% think Tim will get the job, with Fraser second on 24% and current number one Steve Harper third on 19%, with 7% undecided. That poll is still open on our home page if you haven’t yet cast your vote.
We are hoping Alan Pardew doesn’t sell Fraser Forster this summer, because this lad is still improving, and at 23 he is still very young for a goalkeeper, and they can play until they are 40 years old these days.
If Fraser doesn’t get the number one position on Tyneside this summer, we would hope Pardew will send him out on a season-long loan deal again, and perhaps Hull City would be a good destination for him.
Certainly there’s no way he will be going north of the border again, as Newcastle have been disappointed at the poor standard of football and pitches in the SPL.
We would hope Newcastle can keep both their 23 year-old goalkeepers long term on Tyneside, but that could prove difficult with both lads looking to become first class goalkeepers.
What do you think?