Brendan Rodgers has been relatively quiet in the transfer window so far this summer, but recent movements in the Premier League suggest he could have an ideal opportunity to sign a former Hoop.
Despite the form of Alex McCarthy last season which played a key role in Southampton’s survival bid, it appears that Mark Hughes is at least entertaining the possibility of replacing him next season due to the club’s decision to spend £13.5 million on Angus Gunn.
McCarthy had to bide his time for an opportunity in the Saints starting eleven last season with competition from Fraser Forster (£13.5 million by Transfermarkt), but following a series of high-profile mistakes from Forster, he eventually cemented his place as the number one goalkeeper.
With both McCarthy’s rise to number one and Gunn’s arrival to consider, it would appears that Forster is surplus to requirements and free to leave the club this summer – a notion which suggests Celtic have an opportunity to re-sign him.
However, whilst Craig Gordon remains at Celtic Park there is no chance that Forster should even be considered by Rodgers as a potential signing as Celtic’s number one deserves to keep his place in the starting line-up next season.
And after being frozen out by Southampton Forster’s next move will surely be to a club who can genuinely guarantee him regular first-team football.
The only situation in which Celtic should take a potential transfer into consideration is if Gordon is prised away from the club by a European rival during the next few weeks, but with reports regarding interest for Gordon non-existent so far this summer, the supporters can rest easy in the knowledge that their lynchpin will remain in Glasgow for the foreseeable future.
The Celtic fans were hugely impressed by Forster when he played for the club and plenty would be pleased to see him return to Celtic Park this summer, but with Gordon at the club there is simply no need to re-sign the 6ft 6in stopper.
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