By Wayne Veysey

24th May, 2022 | 7:30am

Sources: Fraser Forster agrees pay cut to sign for Tottenham

Fraser Forster is set to sign for Tottenham after accepting their contract offer, Football Insider understands.

The goalkeeper, 34, will be a free agent when his Southampton deal expires at the end of next month.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Spurs have moved to tie up a deal quickly for Forster as they look to recruit a back-up keeper to long-established number one Hugo Lloris.

Forster has accepted Tottenham’s offer and will take a pay cut to join them.

His Southampton deal, signed in July 2017, was worth £5million, just shy of £100,000-a-week.

This site revealed in March that Spurs had decided not to convert Pierluigi Gollini’s season-long loan into a permanent deal.

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The Londoners have instead decided to sign an experienced English keeper with extensive Premier League experience, in a deal that has echoes of their 2020 capture of Joe Hart.

Intriguingly, Forster had headed back to Southampton that summer following the end of a hugely successful loan return to Celtic, the club where Hart has reignited his own career this term.

Forster was the first choice keeper at the Saints for half of this season, taking over from Alex McCarthy in December and starting 19 Premier League matches among 24 appearances in all competitions.

The giant former England international missed the last two matches of the campaign after deciding not to extend his contract.

At Spurs, he is set to provide cover and competition for Lloris, who started every Premier League match as his team finished fourth in the table.

In other news, Tottenham have opened preliminary talks to sign blisteringly quick wide man.