It hasn’t been easy for Celtic to nail down Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, even though the 6’7″ goalkeeper spent the last two seasons on loan at Celtic.
Fraser Forster – could finalize deal next week
But the deal could go through next week, once Fraser returns from his vacation, and his agent Mark Curtis has said that Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell has put a new offer on the table for the Hexham-born goalkeeper.
Celtic are also after 25 year-old Newcastle striker Leon Best, as we reported today, and that could also drag on as Leon waits to see if some English Premier League clubs may be interested in his services.
Leon’s price tag is the same as Forster’s at £2M, so Newcastle could get £4M in for the two players who are only on the fringes at Newcastle.
This is what Fraser’s agent Mark Curtis had to say about Fraser’s situation today:
“I’ve had a conversation with Peter Lawwell, the Celtic CEO, during which he’s put an offer on the table and I’ll be discussing it with Fraser next week.”
“Fraser has been away on holiday, but is back this weekend and then going to a wedding. I could get hold of him, but it’s not the kind of thing I want to do on the phone.”
“We need to sit down and have a proper conversation, hopefully next week. I’d imagine there are a lot of teams that would be interested in Fraser, but I can assure you we’ve not spoken with QPR or anyone else.”
“We want to see what the position is with Celtic first of all and then take it from there.” “We want to bring our dealings with Celtic to an end one way or another first of all and before we look at anything else.” “We’ll have to see what happens early next week.”
We expect Fraser to tie up a deal fairly shortly with Celtic, but maybe Leon Best is better positioned to link up with another English Premier League club this summer.
Fraser has played 94 times on loan at the Scottish Champions.
What do you think?