FORMER Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged the London outfit to reconsider signing Saints stopper Fraser Forster.

Forster, who is approaching the end of his contract at St Mary’s next month, is reportedly set to complete a free transfer to the capital.

Saints and Ralph Hasenhuttl are keeping Alex McCarthy in the squad, while looking to target another goalkeeper to bolster the ranks.

Retired England international, Robinson, concedes Forster, 34, is an upgrade for Spurs but suggests they should be looking for a younger goalkeeper.

Robinson told Football Insider: “(Pierluigi) Gollini is not good enough. The goalkeepers at Spurs have not been strong enough for a while.

Daily Echo: Retired goalkeeper Paul Robinson (Pic: PA)Retired goalkeeper Paul Robinson (Pic: PA)

“Hugo Lloris is a top-class goalkeeper but we know he cannot go on forever. He is coming towards the twilight of his career. Forster would be a stop-gap. He is not the long-term answer.

“I think he’s had a brilliant season at Southampton. You have to give him a lot of credit for reinventing himself at Celtic that season.”

He continued: “He has been outstanding this year but he is not the long-term replacement for Hugo. He could do a job when Hugo can’t play but it’s quite short-sighted.

“They should be looking to the future. There should be a contingency plan put in place. Neither are of an age who can give you five or six years of service.

“Forster is an upgrade but not the long-term answer. I’d be going for someone who can be at the club for years to come.”

Saints have been linked to the likes of Bartlomiej Dragowski and Gavin Bazunu to replace the likely outgoing Forster.

Hasenhuttl told the Daily Echo supporters can expect an answer to the goalkeeping situation after the 2021-22 season had ended.

Saints lost 4-1 on the final day of the Premier League season, on Sunday, 22 May.

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