The Celtic fans here in the Transfer Tavern aren’t feeling so imperious now after a couple of league losses blemish Brendan Rodgers’ otherwise fantastic record on Scottish soil and many believe their squad needs serious strengthening if they are going to be taken seriously in European competition.
With a massive Europa League tie against Zenit on the horizon, not many of the Bhoys in our bar fancy their chances. So, our punters clad in green and white are eager to see Rodgers continue to develop his playing talent in the summer, believing next season to be a better chance to battle on the continental front.
In order to do that, there’s no doubt that the club have to strengthen between the sticks. Craig Gordon’s recent injury highlighted the severe lack of options in that area and the club are reportedly set to review that department in the summer. With that in mind, the SPFL champions could do a lot worse than making a move for a former Parkhead favourite.
England international Fraser Forster isn’t having the best time of it down at Southampton. The former Hoops hero has been dropped by Mauricio Pellegrino in favour of Alex McCarthy after a series of mistakes and could certainly do with a move away in order to kickstart his career.
Forster, rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, was a wonderful ‘keeper for Celtic following his move from Newcastle United and perhaps a loan move back to Glasgow will help him. Seemingly bereft of confidence, he could force his way back into genuine England reckoning next season if he performs well for Celtic, who could certainly do with the help between their posts.
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