Ralph Hasentuttl has opened the door to a Celtic move for Fraser Forster as the Austrian manager previewed the transfer window for his high-flying Saints. As reported by The Herald, Hasenhuttl said that they would discuss any deals should a club want to sign any of his players. Forster is yet to play a minute for the Saints since arriving back from a loan with Celtic this summer.
“It seems rapid that the next transfer window comes – it seems like yesterday I spoke about the last one, which was closed a little bit later.
“I am never scared of any transfer window because this is the way we go. When we are performing well and other clubs are coming wanting to take our players and give you the money you want, you always discuss it.
“We are never a club at the end of the highest in Europe, we never will be. But we are also not a selling club. If it’s necessary we have to. If players do not extend their contracts and are free, they have to go, they go.”
Celtic have struggled to replace Forster with £4.5m acquisition Vasilis Barkas failing to perform. The Greek International was replaced by Scott Bain and then Conor Hazard in the starting XI, emphasising the issues that the manager has had with the goalkeeping position.
Forster, 32, has eighteen months left on his deal with the Saints so may wish to see out the remainder of his contract but will surely at his age want to play as much football as possible. Especially when you consider the injuries that he has suffered so far throughout his career.