Many Southampton fans have made it clear they do not want Fraser Forster to leave the club after he was linked with another loan move to Celtic.
Forster signed for the Saints in 2014 and has since gone on to make 138 appearances for the club, keeping 51 clean sheets along the way (Transfermarkt). His playing time has been significantly reduced more recently – over the last three seasons, he has made just nine Premier League appearances – and he spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Celtic.
It was from the Bhoys where £2.7m-valued Forster (Transfermarkt) was originally signed, and it seems that the Glasgow club would like to take him on a temporary basis once more according to journalist Alan Nixon – he even says that Celtic are in talks with the Saints over a possible loan move.
Forster appeared 13 times in all competitions for Southampton last term, so there is a chance that Ralph Hasenhuttl may want to use him regularly in the upcoming campaign. Also, as per WhoScored, he was the Saints’ best-performing goalkeeper in 2020/21, his 6.70 rating beating Alex McCarthy’s 6.49.
Should Southampton keep Forster?
The news was relayed on Twitter by @SaintExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters. These took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about the Forster news
“Better be false.”
“Noooo Desperately want to keep hold of Big Fraser”
“What? He’s our best keeper who was excellent last year.”
“Better than McCarthy by far, not great news”
“Very disappointing if that goes through, by far the better keeper!!! Not been treated well IMO!!!”
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