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Signing Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster makes perfect sense for Celtic

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Signing Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster makes perfect sense for Celtic

The 31-year-old is way down the pecking order with the Premier League outfit.

Celtic could be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper to bolster their ranks after Scott Bain suffered an injury in the Champions League defeat to Cluj.

The 27-year-old picked up a hand injury in the 4-3 defeat on Tuesday night leaving boss Neil Lennon with a dilemma of sorts.

Craig Gordon is the understudy and will start against Dunfermline in the cup this weekend. Lennon, however, could enter the transfer market to pursue another custodian.

According to The Scottish Sun, former Celtic favourite Fraser Forster is a target for the Scottish giants.

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The big Southampton goalkeeper has fallen way down the pecking order at St Mary’s and could be allowed to leave.

 

Forster is behind Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy in the Southampton pecking order and it is a while since he played regular football.

Given his former association with the Hoops, signing the ex-England goalkeeper makes perfect sense for Celtic.

He will be desperate to prove himself once again and would probably relish the chance to do so at a club he holds close to his heart.

In 197 games for Celtic, he kept a magnificent 101 clean sheets. At 31-years-old he desperately needs to play some regular football and Lennon would allow him the chance to do that.

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Forster needs to feel loved once again, whilst the Celtic boss needs to put a smile back on the faces of supporters following their Champions League exit.

The uncompromising stopper is on £70,000-a-week at St Mary’s, according to Spotrac. Celtic do have some funds following Kieran Tierney’s departure, however, so a deal could perhaps be struck.

Taking all factors into consideration, signing Forster makes perfect sense to Celtic right now.

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