We had thought that one or two Premier League clubs may take an interest in Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Fraser Forster – in demand
Fraser has grown to 6’7″ over the last few years, and it seems like Alan Pardew will let him leave Newcastle this summer, and in fact a fee had been agreed with Celtic for the player.
Forster had been in negotiations with Celtic trying to agree on a wage package, but it looks like QPR are now also in the hunt for the 24 year-old goalkeeper.
News today that Fraser actually wants to join a club in the Premier League, and that would certainly heighten his chances of playing for England, and he must have a decent chance of that, with the dearth of good England goalkeepers around these days.
It seems that QPR manager Mark Hughes will definitely bring in a new goalkeeper this summer, to challenge 34 year-old Irishman Paddy Kenny for the number one jersey.
Fraser has spent the last two seasons on loan at Celtic, and he played there 91 times and kept 50 clean sheets.
The news is that Paddy Kenny may even be moved on to Leeds United to rejoin former manager Neil Warnock. Paddy has played for a number of sides managed by Neil over the years, including Sheffield United, when they were in the Premier League a few years back.
It seems that Neil Lennon is keen to sign the goalkeeper who was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and Fraser has surprisingly never played a competitive game for Newcastle.
A Premier League club may offer Forster a better chance of making the England squad, and it’s a much higher standard of play in England, although with Celtic, Fraser would be playing in Europe every single season.
Since Forster hasn’t yet signed on with the Glasgow giants, we have to believe there are other clubs interested in him, and it seems the fee Newcastle want for him is only around £2M.
What do you think?