There is news in Scotland today that Celtic can retain the services of Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, on loan, for the rest of the season.
Fraser Forster – 6’7″ goalkeeper doing well in Scotland
The news is that Newcastle have told Celtic within the last 24 hours that Fraser will be allowed to fulfill the original season-long loan agreement that was agreed between the two clubs last summer.
There was a possibility that Newcastle would recall their goalkeeper once Steve Harper was injured in September, but Steve is now almost fully fit again, and Dutch U21 goalkeeper Tim Krul has done a good job in goal deputizing for Steve over the last few months.
Fraser is getting some great first team experience out on loan these last couple of seasons, having made 42 appearances for Norwich City last year in their promotion season, and now he’s played 17 times for the Glasgow giants.
At some point in the future Newcastle will have to decide if they want to keep him, because there’s no doubt a number of clubs would be only too willing to sign the 6’7″ goalkeeper, and of course his value is rising all the time, as he’s out on loan getting valuable experience and playing very well.
Fraser has 70 first class appearances so far in his career, but has yet to play for the Newcastle first team.