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Celtic need Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster on mortgage

Celtic have opened talks with Southampton about signing goalkeeper Fraser Forster on mortgage, in line with The Scottish Solar.

The Saints need round half of his £130,000-a-week wages paid, however usually tend to pay a 3rd after the Hoops paid solely a fraction of his wage the final time he was at Parkhead on mortgage.

Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou needs to herald new gamers, and the brand new regime reckons Forster can be good for the job after the membership had to make use of three completely different goalies in 2020-21.

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The England worldwide spent 2019-20 on mortgage at Celtic, returning for a second stint having been with the Scottish Premiership giants between 2010 and 2014.

Forster, 33, was a hero on each events, profitable 4 Scottish top-flight titles, a Scottish League Cup and two Scottish Cups in all.

None of Scott Bain, Vasilios Barkas, and Conor Hazard impressed for the Hoops final time period, and it seems Postecoglou has seen the necessity to herald an improve simply after a month into his Parkhead regime.

The Southampton goalkeeper has a great deal of expertise, with over 100 Premier League video games beneath his belt, and he proved himself briefly final time period at any time when he was referred to as into motion.

The Bhoys want a top quality goalie in the event that they need to impress in Europe and cease Rangers from defending the title, and the two-time Celtic Gamers’ Participant of the Season is the person for the duty having performed it time and time once more for them.

Forster has six caps for the Three Lions, final taking part in for them in 2016, however has by no means publicly declared he has retired and nonetheless spoke about his need to return to the nationwide crew set-up in November 2019.

A return to Celtic may hand him a slim likelihood forward of subsequent summer time’s World Cup if he performs nicely for them in Europe, and a Parkhead transfer could possibly be on the playing cards.

Learn: 2021 Premier League transfers

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