Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has opened the door to a permanent switch to Celtic in the future.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan with the Scottish champions having fallen out of favour at St Mary’s, and admits that he would “never say no to Celtic”.
“It’s so early in the season, but for me, I’d never ever say no to Celtic,” said the Hexham-born shot-stopper (via The Sun).
“That was the big thing for me in the summer when I had to get back out and get back playing.”
Forster spent four years at Parkhead prior to his move to Southampton in 2014, playing over 200 times for the SPL titans.
He then became an instant hit for the Saints and went on to play 125 times for the south coast club in the Premier League, earning five of his six England caps whilst at St Mary’s.
However, after the signings of Alex McCarthy and Angus Gunn, Forster’s position at Southampton became increasingly more uncertain and last season he made just one appearance for the club in all competitions.
Since moving back to Parkhead, the 31-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in Neil Lennon’s side, playing 11 times for the Hoops in all competitions, so it is clear to understand why he would be open to a move back to the Scottish outfit.
Last week, Forster pulled off two magnificent saves against Lazio in the Europa League and then kept a clean sheet against Aberdeen in the SPFL at the weekend, as Celtic cruised to a 4-0 victory at Pittodrie – a telling sign of his growing confidence in a Celtic shirt.
It’s abundantly clear that Forster’s services are no longer required at Southampton, so moving elsewhere looks like the best option for the player.
The former England international is relishing being back at Parkhead and is once again performing well, which suggests that rejoining the club on a permanent basis is the correct decision.
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