Fraser Forster’s future is shrouded in uncertainty at the moment, but it seems clear he does not want to sign on at Celtic, and we think that’s to do with the uncertainly surrounding the SPL, now that Rangers will not be part of the league next season.
Fraser Forster – will report to training at Newcastle a week tomorrow
So who will challenge Celtic next season north of the border, and give them a game, with Rangers not being around?
Fraser has spent the last two seasons at Parkhead, and he seems a decent keeper, and Newcastle want only £2M for him, and of course with Tim Krul coming through so well last season, and Newcastle signing back-up Rob Elliot last summer from Charlton, Forster does not have a future at Newcastle.
We expect Fraser to leave Newcastle for some other club this summer, and while he does have two years left on his five year deal on Tyneside, Newcastle now think is the time to let him go permanently.
Newcastle will have four senior goalkeepers report for pre-season training a week tomorrow – Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Steve Harper and Fraser Forster, but Newcastle are likely to bring in another goalkeeper this summer, to replace Forster.
That’s because it seems that manager Alan Pardew wants three senior goalkeepers at St. James’ Park, and Steve Harper will most likely spend the final year of his contract out on loan for the season.
From what the Newcastle manager said yesterday – it would appear Forster is on his way, once a deal can be arranged with another club.
This is what Alan Pardew said about the Hexham-born keeper:
“At the moment, he is coming back to us,” “He will be with us until he finds a club and we find a fee that works for us.”
Fraser could not reach terms with Celtic, after Celtic had the first chance of signing Forster at the £2M fee, which was probably in last season’s loan contract with Celtic.
But with the precarious state of the SPL right now, Celtic may find it difficult to sign top players this summer.