It seems that Fraser Forster is still keen to join Celtic on a full time basis.
Fraser Forster – Newcastle 6’7″ goalkeeper
There had been discussions going on last week in Glagow, about a contract for the 24 year-old, who has been allowed to leave Newcastle, for a transfer fee believed to be around £2M.
With Tim Krul doing so well in the Premier League last season, and 25 year-old Rob Elliot being drafted in last summer as the back-up, there is really no future for the Hexham-born goalkeeper on Tyneside.
Fraser has played 94 games on loan at the Scottish Champions over the last two seasons, but Mark Hughes, the QPR manager, and maybe other clubs from the Premier League, could still be interested in signing the 6’7″ goalkeeper.
QPR boss Mark Hughes is looking for a new goalkeeper to replace Irishman Paddy Kenny, who could be rejoining his former manager Neil Warnock at Leeds United.
Forster’s agent Mark Curtis told Scotland’s Daily Record:
“I’ll be speaking to Celtic this week. Of course I’m hopeful something will happen but these things always take a while,” “I had a conversation with Neil Lennon on the phone last week and I’ll be speaking to Peter Lawwell this week.”
“I’m hopeful things will progress in the right direction,” ”He’s keen to stay at Celtic. That’s why we’re talking, if he wasn’t keen, there wouldn’t be any talks.”
If Fraser joins Celtic, he will be playing in Europe every season, but the standard of football and the standard of pitches north of the border, are nowhere near the standards in England.
Playing for an English-based club could also help his chances of getting in the England squad in the future.
But we think Celtic will be moving as quickly as possible to get Fraser signed up, before other clubs come in for him.