Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted that the club would sign Fraser Forster tomorrow if possible. However, the Bhoys boss made it clear he was disappointed that Forster would seemingly not be on his way to Parkhead and made it clear discussions were now underway to sign an alternative.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, Lennon made it clear that Celtic are in contact with representatives for a ‘couple’ of goalkeepers, with Forster seemingly off the table.
“From what I gather, yeah. There’s no more movement on it (another Forster loan) at the minute. We can’t keep leaving the door open.
“We have to make decisions. If it was to reverse tomorrow we’d go yeah, on you come, but we’re not getting any indication of that happening.
“We’re talking to representatives of a couple of goalkeepers so hopefully we’ll have good news sooner rather than later on that.”
Celtic are currently short in the goalkeeper position. Not only has Forster decided to have another crack at parent club Southampton, but back-up stopper Craig Gordon left the club to rejoin Hearts.
But Celtic are at least wasting little time in the hunt for a replacement.
Lennon does not mention who the club have been in touch with regarding filling in between the sticks.
However, it has been suggested that Celtic have held talks with Joe Hart, now a free agent after leaving Burnley, as well as former Parkhead stopper David Marshall, who is potentially available at crisis club Wigan Athletic.
Celtic fans will just hope whoever the club do bring in to replace Forster can have as impactful a season as the England international did in 2019-20.