There is some news out today, although it’s not on the Newcastle web-site, that Newcastle will be announcing the club will play Celtic in two pre-season friendlies in Boston and Dublin.
Fraser Forster – games come from an agreement in goalkeeper deal
It had been hinted earlier this year that Newcastle would like to visit the USA but the last time back in 2011, it was an exhausting trip with the club playing two games in the mid-west and then one in South Florida.
Maybe they are going to limit the travel this time around?
The news seems to be coming form the Glasgow side’s blogs – so maybe they have found out something.
The reports suggest Newcastle will play at Fenway Park against a team, likely to be Newcastle, with dates still to be arranged.
The deal comes from an agreement when Fraser Forster was sold to Celtic in 2012 for £2M, and Fraser has since moved to Southampton for £10M last summer.
6’7″ tall Forster was raised in Gosforth and has had an excellent first season in the Premier League on the south coast, and he has played three times so far for England, although he never played for the Newcastle United first team.
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