Arsenal and Spurs want Newcastle’s next ‘big’ thing?

Posted on December 27th, 2009 | 8 Comments |

Not far to reach for the stars!
Not far to reach for the stars!
There’s no arguing that Fraser Forster is a ‘huge’ talent, as he towers a good several inches over the tallest of his Newcastle defenders. But is he good enough to attract the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham scouts?There have been several rumours this weekend after a dearth of speculation over player departures, (well it is that time of year), and one relates to the big fella from Hexham.

He’s had a number of impressive displays in the junior and reserve sides and was pushing Tim Krul as back-up to Steve Harper. However, after Krul’s return from loan to Falkirk, it was Forster’s turn to go out on loan to gain some match experience.

And he’s been out at Stockport County, Bristol Rovers and Norwich City, where he remains on loan until the end of the season.

A commanding and able goalkeeper, though still relatively inexperienced, Forster is highly regarded in these parts by the experts.

But with first team opportunities at a premium, could Forster’s head be turned by the bright lights of the big city? I suppose that might all depend on whether they actually want him…

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8 Responses

  1. Looks like Ashley is going to have a bumper new year all these rumoured sales will have his sportsdireck@stjames tills buzzing…..fat twat.

  2. Goalkeeper is one area we have been sprted at for years. Harper has been class this season, and pulled some crackers off last season. Krul has done well everytime he’s played and looks like he will be great. Forster, not seen him play myself, but i’ve heard he has the potential to make it.

  3. Soooooo… I see one of the rags is reporting Villa want 250,000k plus for us to pay his 28k a week wages. If thats true, leave him at villa!

  4. As I commented some weeks ago, a mate who regularly watches rhe reserves said that Krul and Forster were very close in ability but he rated Forster the better of the two keepers.

    It would be interesting if there are any other bloggers who saw these two playing in the reserves for their views.

  5. Forster was rubbish a few years back but he really came on when Richard Money joined the club, of course we can’t accommodate all of our strikers so I think it will be Krul who ends up leaving next summer.

  6. @Toonsy: I saw him play at the Darlo friendly and he was canny. That said, I wouldn’t judge him higher than Krul based on that but he’s definitely a good prospect for backup.