David Marshall offered quick deal by English Championship side

DAVID MARSHALL emerged as a possible contender for the goalkeeping vacancy at Celtic Park last week when news emerged that Fraser Forster was stalling on a return to the Scottish Champions.

Marshall burst onto the scene with a captivating goalkeeping performance at the Nou Camp, earning Celtic a clean sheet with some breathtaking stops. The ex-Wigan goalkeeper, 35, started his career at Celtic before departing in 2007 after Gordon Strachan opted for Artur Boruc.

Wigan entered administration and have been forced to make wholesale changes as life in League One beckons. One of their top players is goalie Marshall and the Scotland Internationalist has decided to leave the club. Now, The Herald are reporting that an unnamed English Championship club have offered Marshall a deal to remain in the English second tier.

A return to Celtic could be on the cards should no deal for Forster transpire but it would be underwhelming compared to the 32-year-old Englishman. Marshall has had a top career in England and whilst Forster remains the top of the transfer list, Marshall would be a top replacement. Joe Hart and AEK Athens’ Vasilios Barkas have been touted as being potential signings should Forster remain at St Marys.

The Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said that a deal could still be done for Forster but only if it is permanent, breathing fresh life into the supporters hope that he will be at Celtic for the 10IAR push.

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