A lot of Celtic fans are not happy with the latest transfer news suggesting that the Hoops will pursue a deal for Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo if they cannot bring back Fraser Forster.
According to The Times.cl, the Chilean will be available for around £1.2 million, whilst the Hoops are also interested in Joe Hart and Ben Foster.
Would Bravo be a good alternative option to Forster?
The Celts fan base are not happy with the transfer rumour, and it is understandable to see why, as the City goalkeeper is now 37 years-old and seen as cover at the Premier League side. In England’s top flight, he has only played four times this campaign, conceding seven goals, per Transfermarkt.
It does seem like a weird deal to pursue, with one fan highlighting how ‘he’s a glorified Scott Bain’, who has been the substitute goalkeeper at Celtic this season. This is proven by his lack of appearances this year.
To be linked to permanently signing Forster, who has kept 14 clean sheets in 28 SPFL appearances, per Transfermarkt, and then to Bravo who is a bench warmer and past his best, it is easy to see why fans feel the Chilean would be a downgrade if they were sign him.
Here is what some said following the news, with one describing him as ‘shocking’:
Claudio Bravo is reportedly a target for Celtic if a deal can’t be agreed with Southampton for Fraser Forster.https://t.co/3lXnvNdTRh
— celticbible (@celticbible) May 31, 2020
No we must get Fraser at all cost
— Mon the Hoops (@Bigchri55) May 31, 2020
He waa brutal for City 3 years ago, Glorified Bain.
— Belfast Bhoy (@BxlfastBhoy) May 31, 2020
37 year old and on 80k a week.
Wouldn’t be worth more than 20k a week to us and only for one year, if that! Barely kicked a ball since ederson came in.
No thank you, fantasy world anyway.
— PeejPrime (@PeejPrime) May 31, 2020
Hes shocking….would not have him near the club!!
— Steviemc (@Steviemc67) May 31, 2020
Not a chance! 😂 He’s 37! 😂🍀
— Dom Shv 🍀🏆🍀 (@Shiv1888) June 1, 2020
Celtic shouldn’t be looking at keepers that age!!…no disrespect to Bravo but he’s not one for the future 😏… bottom line Celtic even during these difficult times go get Forster- spend the coin!!!🍀
— Graham Milne (@GrahamM17533789) June 1, 2020
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