Celtic open talks with Southampton for Fraser Forster return

Celtic have been linked with yet again with another loan move for Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, according to a report by journalist Alan Nixon this morning. Forster was a major signing target this time last year after a successful loan period back at his old club after falling down the pecking order at Saints.

However with Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell confident they’d be able to sign the former Celtic goalkeeper either on a permanent deal or another season long loan, Forster appeared to have a change of heart and decided to fight for his place at the Premier League club, where he is allegedly one of the club’s top earners on around £130k per week.

Southampton will be eager to get high earners on the fringe of the first team off their books but if there is to be another stint at Celtic for the popular former England goalkeeper then Dom McKay is going to have to pay a much larger percentage of Forster’s wages this time around.

Yesterday Ange Postecoglou gave 45 minutes to both Vasilis Barkas then Scott Bain against Preston North End as he looks to decide which one will start against Midtjylland in the Champions League qualifier at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

On yesterday’s showing Barkas edged it with a couple of decent saves early on. Bain conceded the penalty that won the match for Preston, but can hardly be blamed for a shockingly bad refereeing decision from Kevin Clancy. His distribution though was unusually poor and that probably gives Barkas the advantage after a decent showing from the £4.5m signing from AEK Athens that Celtic turned to last Sumer after the attempt to bring Fraser Forster back for the Ten-in-a-Row campaign failed.

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  1. No, no, no, no, no and once again NO.
    Celtic F.C. are not a pensions organisation.