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Paul Robinson has said that Leeds United need to sign an experienced goalkeeper in January and claims that Southampton’s Fraser Forster would “absolutely fit the bill.”
Forster spent the last season on loan at Celtic where he made 28 Premiership appearances and kept 14 clean sheets. His performances helped Celtic to their ninth title in a row.
However, Forster – on a reported £70k-a-week – has been stuck on the bench since returning to Southampton, with Alex McCarthy playing all eight Premier League games.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I said over the summer about Leeds signing Joe Hart and he’s been doing well at Tottenham playing in Europe.
“I wish Leeds had signed him over the summer, but I think they need to look at a keeper with his experience and stature in January.
“Fraser Forster would be a great signing for Leeds, he would absolutely fit the bill of what they need.
“He’s not going to come in as automatic first choice but he’s more than capable of playing in the Premier League.
“He rejuvenated himself last year, played really well at Celtic, and it’s disappointing that he’s gone back to Southampton and he’s not playing.
“After where he got to last season I’m sure that he wants to be playing regularly.
“It would be a big opportunity for him at Leeds and I think he would be a really, really good signing, I really do.”
Illan Meslier is the current number one at Leeds but has made some mistakes this season, including being beaten at the near post by a deflected own goal in the 4-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.
Meanwhile, Robinson thinks that Kiko Casilla could be on his way out of the club in January after ‘whispers’ that he could leave in the summer didn’t come to fruition.
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