The Sun have claimed that Scottish champions Celtic are unlikely to re-sign Fraser Forster for a third time this summer, with the player expected to cost too much for Neil Lennon’s side – and that could play into Arsenal’s hands.
Forster, 32, starred for Celtic after the 6ft 7in England international returned to Parkhead last summer on loan. He kept a whopping 17 clean sheets in 39 appearances, conceding only 28 goals.
The report claims Celtic can sign Forster if they meet Southampton’s asking price of £5million – and his £90,000-a-week wages. With two years left on his Saints contract, Forster may now remain on the south coast.
That is because the report claims Celtic cannot afford Forster and with Ralph Hasenhuttl opening the door to Forster over a return to the senior side – Celtic seem more than unlikely to lure the Geordie goalkeeper back to Parkhead.
TBR’s view – Do Celtic struggles give Arsenal a boost?
Failing to sign Forster may see Celtic pass the gauntlet to Arsenal. The Sun recently claimed that the Gunners were looking at a move to sign for the former Newcastle United and Norwich City star as competition for Bernd Leno.
With Leno injured and Emi Martinez expected to leave at the end of the season, a new goalkeeper has been made a glaring necessity come the summer window. With Celtic failing to sign Forster, Arsenal have got to sign him.