The goalkeeping position has always been a strange one. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how talented a player is, if they lose confidence or don’t fit in at a club then they can be left looking dreadful.
It’s been said before, but Forster and Elyounossi must be utterly delighted they managed to make the switch to Glasgow in the Summer. Southampton have been humiliated recently while Celtic have shone on the European stage.
Obviously it would be great to see both players stay permanently, but the case for keeping Fraser Forster is getting stronger with each passing game. Scott Bain has recently signed a new deal but he’s just not the same.
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Forster pulled of more fantastic saves tonight, but it’s also his frame and size that provide such a reassuring presence behind that back line. Opposing teams know they can’t push him around and it’s tough to beat him.
It’s no wonder that everybody associated with Celtic is delighted after the result tonight, and the amount of fans calling for Forster to be signed up continues to increase:
Fraser Forster has got to be man of the match 👌 we need to get him signed permanently 🍀x
— Pamela McDade (@PamelaMcDade) November 7, 2019
Fraser Forster’s current form and stats must be up there. World class 👏
— KD. 🍀 (@I967_) November 7, 2019
To think Fraser Forster was THIRD CHOICE at Southampton 🤷♂️
He’s been unbelievable for Celtic in Europe again tonight 👐🏻⚽️
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) November 7, 2019
— Kevin (@walker3638) November 7, 2019
Permanent contract for Fraser Forster in summer is a must #greatwall what a keeper 🙌
— Kieran Glackin (@GlackinKieran) November 7, 2019
@CelticFC announce Fraser Forster permanent deal.
— Mackin Bolingoli (@Mackin83) November 7, 2019
You have to think that Forster would be absolutely open to staying. He’s had his chance to play in the Premier League and for his country, so this part of his career has to be about playing regularly and winning trophies.
He could probably make more money playing for a poor Premier League team or acting as a back up at a bigger club, but is there any enjoyment in that for him?
He’s shown everybody how important it is to have a solid keeper you can rely on, it’s time to get the cheque book out and make it permanent.