22 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster is ready to go on another season long loan deal, this time to Glasgow Celtic, subject to a medical.
Fraser Forster – Magpies’ highly thought of goalkeeper to move to Celtic?
The 22-year-old 6’6″ keeper is very well thought of at Newcastle, but is still currently number 3 behind 35 year-old veteran Steve Harper and Dutch U21 goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Forster was sent on loan to League One Norwich City last season, and he impressed greatly in East Anglia, and Norwich manager Paul Lambert called him a world-class goalkeeper in the making.
Now the Hexham-born youngster is set to make it to the Scottish PL, if he completes a medical on Monday morning, and new Celtic manager Neil Lennon hopes he will provide competition for Lukasz Zaluska.
In fact Chris Hughton, the Newcastle manager will hope he will start for Celtic, as the obvious purpose of a loan move is to get the lad some games under his belt – but that will largely up to Fraser.
Neil Lennon said today:
“He’s a big boy, he’s come highly recommended, I’ve watched him myself a couple of times.” “His age, 22, is the only thing going against him because otherwise he’s all the qualities you look for in a goalkeeper.”
“He’s got a massive presence and he’s come highly recommended from people in the game whose opinion I trust, so if the medical goes okay, we’ll take him on board.” “We’ve needed competition in that area so he’ll add to that.”
You’ve got to believe that he also came highly recommended by former Newcastle coach and player, Alan Thompson, who is now helping Neil Lennon out as an assistant coach at the Glasgow powerhouse.
We think this could be a good move for the young goalkeeper, and if he’s as good as we think, Fraser will be Celtic’s number one this season.