CELTIC have struggled at the back this season and one reason for that is Fraser Forster was unable to seal a Celtic Park return over the summer. The English goalie opted to return to Southampton whilst Neil Lennon brought in Vasilis Barkas from AEK Athens.
The £4.5m import has since been displaced by Scott Bain between the sticks and many are pining after another move for Forster. A report from England suggests that Celtic are eyeing up another move for the 32-year-old.
Hampshire Live are claiming that Celtic are interested in bringing Forster back to the club for what would be his fifth spell with the Glasgow.
Forster is second choice behind Alex McCarthy at Southampton and is yet to play any football this season but the £90k-a-week contract that he is on will surely keep him company. Celtic have, meanwhile, struggled without the commanding presence of Forster.
Saints are likely to sanction a move for Forster if a deal can be agreed, especially given the fact that he is one of the highest paid players at the club.
Angus Gunn is on loan with Stoke City and has been impressing but with Forster’s colossal wages, they will still be keen on getting him out the door. Celtic had hoped to entice him back but no deal was agreed meaning Lennon had to consider other options but what will have annoyed the club is that Forster’s indecision lead to Craig Gordon’s departure as no deal was agreed with the Scottish keeper either.
Celtic would benefit greatly both in quality and morale with a return of the goalkeeper. That is no disrespect to Barkas, he needs time to settle and there will be time for that but this season is too important and means too much to risk trying to bed someone in.