Rumors Surrounding Transfer Of Former Newcastle Player


6’7″ tall former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster has done well in Scotland playing for Celtic over the last three years, and he has one cap for England, and is hoping to make the World Cup squad for Brazil in June.

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Fraser Forster – could return home this summer?

Forster never played for the Newcastle first team in a competitive game, and two years ago Alan Pardew had to decide which goalkeeper to keep – Tim Krul or Fraser Forster – and after the pre-season he allowed Fraser to leave, and he signed on full time at Celtic for £2M.

Fraser has since gained some good experience playing in the Champions League for Celtic, but he has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League, and he has said he would love to return to Newcastle one day.

Fraser is one who came through the Academy at Newcastle and the 26 year-old has played 243 games with 124 clean sheets in his career – although we suppose it’s fairly easy to keep a clean sheet when you are playing for Celtic.

The Glasgow side are the dominant side in the Scottish Premier League, with Rangers currently making their way back after being demoted a few years ago.

This is what Fraser said last year to Sky Sports about his future:

“I’d like to go back to Newcastle at some point, if the opportunity arises,”   “I’m a Newcastle fan and I’ve got unfinished business there.”

“It was a wrench to leave, it’s my hometown club, but it wasn’t meant to be.”  “Everyone wants to be playing in the Premier League.”

“It’s the place to be. At the minute I’m very happy at Celtic and playing Champions League football, but long-term it would be nice to play in the Premier League.”

Not sure those comments would have been welcomed by Celtic, but Tim Krul seems to have become disenchanted at Newcastle, and it could be that he is sold in the summer, but only if a club comes in with the £10M it will take to sign him.

And Newcastle could use about half of that money to bring Fraser back home, and it seems that the Hexham-born goalkeeper would jump at the chance to return to Newcastle.

Newcastle have also recently been interested in Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, who we were also linked with last summer – but he could cost around £6M, so if Tim does leave it’s likely to be Forster or Zoet who is brought in.

Forster has played 190 times for Celtic and there are rumors he will indeed be returning to Newcastle if Tim leaves, and Fraser will  improve playing regularly in the Premier League, and will have a better chance of playing for England too.

It could also be another move to have more Englishmen playing for Newcastle next season.

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19 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Have to say for Krul hasn’t become the keeper i thought he would

    Superb shot stopper, but his reading of the game is terrible, he rarely gets it right when comes out for the ball, misjudges his jumps and punches far too many times, doesn’t read crosses or command the 18 yard box and doesn’t even command the six yard box

    Now either he ‘s a bit disheartened this season or just hasn’t developed how we hoped
    Either way wouldn’t be overly upset to see Krul up sticks if Fraser came home

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #2

    TDS, I’d just like to find out what Pardews preferred formation is that way we all know what he wants to play and where the obvious strengthening is needed.

    Where do u start if he wants to play 4 4 2, I just don’t think he if wants 4 4 2 we have got enough players in the right natural positions to play that way..

    On Foster, I hope he has improved dramatically, remember the friendly I think against Scunthorpe.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Spurs are still fighting for a Europa spot, they have started Harry Kane 4 matches in a row
    We’re fighting for absolutely nout other than the players looking to pick up there bonuses, which must not be great considering the effort they are putting in, and we can’t get a youngster on for 5-10 minutes

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  • sparky55

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #4

    it’d great to have ya back bonny lad.

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #5

    TDS did you read the Mag article on the comments of Rob Elliott?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    cestria
    The ones from the nightclub?
    Yeah, poorly answered but have a bit of sympathy plus when you read “interview” and “nightclub” it just comes across as “drunk bloke has a pop”!
    Could be wrong but just seemed a strange article for the mag

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  • Jamseyd24

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Would be great to see a few local guys in the first team again. I think we miss a bit of bite that would come form guys who where really playing for there home time club.
    Can anyone think of more decent players from the area that would improve the first team??

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Been championing for this player for the last month to come home.Sold him for a pittance in the first place…….I think 2.5 mill,what a joke.
    On another note if Roma have indeed offered 8mill for Benny I would snap there hands off.Showed bags of potential but never really delivered to a consistent level

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Jamsey
    Colback lol………What a joke this player will be if we are indeed at an advanced stage in bringing the player in.
    We have had countless players at the club that are of the same stature as colback.
    Apart from being a freebie do not see the point, I think it says a lot for what Nufc think of Gozza !!

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  • lesh

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11

    I’d like to think that Llambias got something in the sale contract which guaranteed Foster’s return at a fixed fee.

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Jazzy, I agree but I think he is a lot more combative a player than Gosling, unfortunately I think the injury has left him a bit short of pace, real shame. Even the Mackems over here say he is another Perch.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Lesh
    Let’s hope Dekka was a better negotiator than JFK then!

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #14

    Anyone who was hoping that Nufc would bring in Lacazzette are in for a disappointment, As Liverpool have opened up negotiations for the sale of the player.
    But do not fear lads as strolla is set to be handed a 1yr contract extention……..hehe

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Cestriasteve…..Morning mate
    From what I have seen of Colback he does look like he has potential.But it is not a player that I feel we need.
    Personally would sooner bring Abeid back in to the fold as a fringe player which would cost nothing. Although colback is free there going top be wage and agent cost’s

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Jazzy
    God i forgot about the wage and agents fee, we count the full term of the contract as the wage don’t we?
    That’s the £19 mil gone…

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Jazzy, I think that’s a must for next season, don’t get me wrong all the Mackems rate him like but when the words utility player are mentioned it send a shiver, as TDS pointed out in a few posts we need an attacking option, personally I’d like someone who is a bit more combative and has the skill to distribute well. As I said before that isn’t Remy Cabella, I’m praying for Clement Grenier, I really rate him or I’d take Holtby from Spurs, love Caulker from Cardiff and anybody up front.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #18

    At 6’7″ tall Forster would take out many attackers crosses which reduces the potency of many opposing teams attacks ( not least of all Man utd style of using wingers – remember them ? and punching away other crosses breaks up corner attacks etc ) – get in a tall and athletic replacement for Colo and you have new strength to the back spine or core of any team. Slot in a new creative midfielder such as Cabella and link up front to an athletic striker such as Lukaku or are Remy supported by flair wingers then we would be back on track – providing the coaches and manager were replaced to encourage a new era. That would be something to look forward to.

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  • ricey

    Apr 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Newcastle are too small a club for him !
    No chance of champions league and no chance of silver ware !

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