According to Football Insider, Celtic are looking elsewhere when it comes to signing an established goalkeeper for next season, with Fraser Forster set to return to Southampton.
According to the British publication, the Southampton loanee is in line to head back to the south coast after his loan deal expires at the end of the season. In other news, Jonny Hayes is set to be handed a new deal and Craig Gordon will be allowed to leave when his contract expires in June.
The report proves to be bad news for the Hoops especially after the level of performances the ‘keeper has shown during the season. He was a monumental figure during the Betfred Cup final as he saved Alfredo Morelos’ penalty. As a matter of fact, the only thing that stopped the Old Firm rivals from lifting the trophy was the £7.2m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, ace, who made a staggering seven saves with Neil Lennon’s men playing almost a quarter of the game with just ten-men.
His performances in the Scottish Premiership have been just as good with the player keeping 14 clean sheets across just 28 league games. In those fixtures, he has also conceded just 17 goals, showing how well he has been performing.
In an interview with Daily Record, the England international even went as far as dismissing speculation which claimed he’d be recalled from his spell in the January transfer window, so it’s not exactly a leap to suggest he was enjoying his time back in Scotland. Couple that with the level of some of his performances, this has to be considered bad news for the player – who was barely getting a look in down on the south coast of England.
With two men seemingly heading for the exit door, Celtic find themselves in a pickle as it leaves Scott Bain as the only senior option between the sticks meaning the outfit will definitely need to dip into the transfer market this summer.
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