Newcastle Agree Fee With Celtic For Fraser Forster


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.

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32 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    :mrgreen:

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  • Moe-NUFC

    May 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Over sized and overrated goalkeeper imo ..
    I’ll take the 2 mill any day of the week

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    so what …..NEEEXXT

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    hDAVID23,

    i FIND ALL THE CHEERLEADERS/DANCERS GOOD

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  • Moe-NUFC

    May 24, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #5

    maybe Carr has some other Ben Arfa waiting around for that £2M

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Scottie Dog,

    There is a Buy out caluse but its complicated, pardew mentione it himself in a BBC telephone in.

    Although he also said Shola AMEOBI is his favorite player.

    So i think he was drunk and stoned at that time OR THREATENED BY AMEOBA

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  • redondo77

    May 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #7

    list of la liga free transfers:
    http://www.goal.com/en/news/1717/editorial/2012/05/24/3123209/la-ligas-bosman-list-albelda-maresca-palop-all-the-players

    check out Rayo Valecano and Racing Santander, LOL the whole team.

    Only Maduro of Valecia interests me.

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  • WWYCD

    May 24, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Shame to see him go but he wants to play first team football. Doubt we will bring in a replacement as well pray to the lord that Krul isnt sold or gets injured

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 24, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #9

    For Our Goal Scoring CM, who would you rather have?

    Gylfi Sigurdsson, Yacine Brahimi, Marvin Martin or Adel Taraabt

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  • redondo77

    May 24, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #10

    LOL good luck to MC trying to get Thiago Silva from Ac Milan especially after Nesta gone.

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  • Antti

    May 24, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #11

    According to reports Chelsea is ready to listen offers for Daniel Sturridge.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Hopefully We sign: Debuchy, Mbiwa, Sigurdsson, Hoilett & Rhodes

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 24, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    If Forster goes it’s less likely that the club will sell Krul …

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Id rather have sigurdsson. Proven he can score here. Used to the English style and generally quality

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Very old story being going on forever. A fee has seemingly been agreed ages ago but Forster can’t agree terms.

    Re Demba ba. It’s clear him and Cisse don’t work together, especially in a 433 where Benny and Marveux could play either side of one of them. However, with a potential extra 13 games next season, surely we could rotate them without upsetting either.

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Foster deserves this. Not getting a game here and is good enough for their first team. He’ll do well. Might see him in the prem again in a few years. Durham will buy him. Mark my words.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 24, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #17

    graham cwarr
    Are you a new poster or is this a name change,or did you have the same name and havent been on a while ?

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #18

    @rotonda i think the damask have worked very well together. How many times did ba hit the woodwork while playing on the left? We won 5 in a row with them playing in those roles

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  • Beattie25

    May 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #19

    I see that we are not interested in Lowinsky anymore.

    I wonder who it twas Pardew alluded to in the radio interview?!

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Im formerly hovis formerly cheick Norris formerly planbillytedbob. I like change. Sorry if i confuse you though. Im past my optimism valley stage. Still living there but I’ve grown up.

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  • GeordieToon89

    May 24, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #21

    One of the papers seems to think were back in for Barnetta cos hes on a free now, ad take him like can play anywhere across the midfield eith ease

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Damask? Dembas*

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #23

    Id have barnetta for free in a heart beat. Seems the kind of deal we’d make too

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  • Offkey

    May 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Beattie25 – Satka, who played in the 7 a sides for us?

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  • only magpie of nepal

    May 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Forster is the good goal-keeper and may be with great future. But, Krul will always be a step ahead of him at Newcastle. So, Best of Luck and good bye to the lad.

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  • Colo-Sus

    May 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Notice how nobody really cares about Amalfitano

    lol

    I reckon he looks bang average tbh.

    No way he will be first team, bench warmer/squad player for me.

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  • hdavid23

    May 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #27

    Indian Magpie, he cheated with one (or more) of them, and I’d take any of them over Longoria, they look much better 😀

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  • graham cwarr

    May 24, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Colo-sus i think he looks like a bit of a versatile bench player who we are hoping might be a late bloomer like his brother.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Demba ba is doing it out of necessity not because he enjoys it. i’m all for the 433 which I hope we keep, but surely with the number of games next year we could rotate them and let demba ba play in his preferred position

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Celtic will be a last resort for big Fraser as he has said lots of times he
    1. Wants to return to Newcastle (his boyhood club)
    2. Sign for another team in the premier league, or hampionship.

    playing in Scotland was just to get games, or has all that changed since January?

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  • Munster Mag

    May 24, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Hopefully We sign: Debuchy, Mbiwa, Sigurdsson, Hoilett & Rhodes
    ……Dream on Supa…

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  • magpiebop

    May 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Got to agree wii munster mags list of signings but have to add Vertonghen and Marvin Martins to the list.

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