Southampton: Three possible replacements for Fraser Forster

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Fraser Forster of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Burnley at St Mary's Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Fraser Forster of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Burnley at St Mary's Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images) /
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Alban Lafont

With both previous options being mid-20’s goalkeepers already established across Europe, it seems fair to offer a stopper at the other end of the spectrum.

Toulouse’s Alban Lafont might only be 18, but he’s already notched up 75 senior appearances for the French side.

Standing at six-foot-four, the teenager is a towering figure like Forster, and could have a seriously bright future ahead of him. With Gianluigi Donnarumma dominating the headlines, Lafont has somewhat gone under the radar despite a record-breaking start to life in  Ligue 1.

It’s unclear how much Toulouse would be looking for in order to part ways with their teenage sensation, but time isn’t on their side, with Lafont’s contract only lasting for another two and half years.

Southampton might be an outsider to sign him, but if you don’t shoot, you don’t score.