Southampton have secured an important piece of business this summer outside of signing new players, with the contract extension of number one goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Speaking to the club's official website, the 29-year-old admitted he is delighted to pen a new deal to commit to the Hampshire side for the next five years.
“I’m delighted. I have absolutely loved my time here at Southampton so far and when the opportunity came along to extend it I didn’t think twice about it," said Forster. "I think it’s a fantastic club to be at, with a really bright future, and the ambition shown at the club is one where they want to move it forward, so for me it was a no-brainer.”
Saints vice-chairman Les Reed also revealed his pleasure that the England international has shown a long term interest in staying at the Premier League club, saying: “We are extremely pleased to have strengthened our commitment with Fraser, who has been an integral part of our team over the past three seasons.
“He has already established himself as one of the leading keepers in the Premier League and, at 29, we believe he still has his best years ahead of him, not just for us but also the national team."