Celtic have opened talks over a shock loan move for Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster as their summer recruitment drive continues [The Scottish Sun].
The Lowdown: Postecoglou begins to restructure the Celtic squad
Looking towards the new campaign, Ange Postecoglou faces a sizeable challenge on his hands in regard to reviving a Hoops squad which faltered badly in 2020/21.
Making some real progress in the transfer window, the Aussie has acquired four summer signings in the form of Liam Shaw, Osaze Urhoghide, Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada [Transfermarkt].
As the Champions League qualifying tie against FC Midtjylland approaches, could the Celts now be set for their most high-profile addition of the summer in the form of 33-year-old Forster?
Would Forster be a good signing for Celtic?
The Latest: Celtic line up surprise loan swoop for Fraser Forster
Celtic have begun discussions over a surprise move for the Saints stopper [The Scottish Sun].
Forster spent 2019/20 at Parkhead on a temporary basis, although the Hoops will need to pay up to half of his £130,000-per-week wage in order to lure the England international back to Glasgow, which is considerably more than what they paid during his previous stint [The Scottish Sun].
The Verdict: Forster would be a very popular piece of business
This move would be an enormous shot in the arm for the Celtic hierarchy should they pull a deal off for the Englishman. During his time at the club, Forster contributed to four Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup triumph [Transfermarkt].
In 2020/21, the Hexham native made 13 appearances for his current employers, keeping six clean sheets [Transfermarkt]. Impressing in his fairly limited pitch time last year, the Southampton man registered a save percentage rate of 67.9% [FBRef].
Once labelled as ‘unbelievable’ by former Hoops teammate Scott Bain [Celtic View Podcast], he would offer Celtic a presence between the sticks which was not regularly prominent in the bygone season as they chopped and changed between Bain, Vasilis Barkas and Conor Hazard.
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