News today that Newcastle’s 6’7″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster is in talks with Celtic about a permanent deal.
Fraser Forster – on his way to Celtic ?
If Fraser is being allowed to talk to the player then we have to assume a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
The fee of £2M offered by Celtic manager Neil Lennon last summer was rejected by Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, so we don’t know if Celtic increased their offer this summer.
But Fraser Forster is highly rated in England, after he had an excellent season at Norwich City in 2009-2010, and it could be that some Premier League clubs are interested in the goalkeeper.
While Fraser will be playing in Europe every season with Celtic, he may get a better deal and play in a higher class of football in the Premier League, so we’re not sure if Fraser wants to see if other clubs may be interested in him.
But Forster has often said he is happy at Celtic, and Fraser has now to agree terms with Celtic, and once that’s done we suppose he’ll sign on the dotted line.
Neil Lennon has confirmed the Glasgow giants are in talks with the 24 year-old goalkeeper:
“His agent is in so we are hoping we can move things on pretty quick. We have been delighted with him in the two years he has been here and are hoping we can bed him down for another two or three after that.”
It seems that Forster will definitely leave Newcastle in the summer, and we expect Newcastle to sign a new goalkeeper to challenge Rob Elliot for the back-up role to new number one goalkeeper Tim Krul.
The Dutch International goalkeeper had a great first season between the sticks for the Magpies, and was one of the Premier League’s top goalkeepers, and we could see him in action for Holland during this summer European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine.