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Newcastle Goalkeeper Remains In Big Demand

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.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Cwarr is transfer sage? Lol. I’ve learnt my lesson from last season. Haha. Take what he says with a truckload of salt.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    What happened to craig Coozy

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4

    So today is the day Debuchy will sign apparently, wooo ha….NOT

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    wish forster would just go, it’s dragged on forever. Get 2M towards some new players

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Am I to assume no one believes transfer sage? You cynical bunch 🙂

  • CuPiD

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #7

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Does no one else think £2m is a bargain for Forster? He may not have taken his chances at Newcastle, but I do believe he is a really good goal keeper.

    For him, I think he’d be better off in the PL, most likely he’ll end up at Celtic though.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Cupid….Are you the first to know Newcastle news then? Are you friends with Beardo? 😉

  • markmac

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #10

    ibiza – Yeh 2Million in this day and age is nothing, QPR have got huge funds, so let the bidding war begin! although its down to FF where he goes at the end of the day i guess

  • CuPiD

    Jun 7, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #11

    I get it fast mate yeh, just trying to get word out thats all pal 🙂

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Cupid…Fair enough 🙂

    Mark….Well if celtic offer £2m and QPR offered say £3m, surely we tell Celtic to do one, therefore FF can only negotiate with QPR?

    I guess if his mind is set on Celtic, he will find a way to force it through and the club have to take a view whether the extra money on offer is worth the hassle / gamble of playing hard ball.

  • markmac

    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    i cant find it?

  • markmac

    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza – yeh i was just thinking hes spent 2 years at celtic now so must be fairly happy/settled so wouldnt entertain QPR, but maybe the thought of first team footy in the EPL might sway him to QPR, im sure we will play hard ball and at least try and get celtic to match whatever QPR offer

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #16

    We need another goalkeeper then; we er in deep trouble if Krul gets injured.

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    I think him seeing the goal keepers who have gone to the Euros should make him look for a move back to the Premier League. as he’ll never get a serious look in if there are English keepers in the PL/

  • arctoa

    Jun 7, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #18

    All these links in the comments are starting to become annoying. It’s one thing informing people of something, but repeatedly sticking up links is just piggy-backing on the popularity of this site.

    Anyway, back on topic: I imagine Forster would prefer Celtic over QPR; at the former he’ll collect a shed-load of tin pots for an entire career while QPR’s not going anywhere fast. It’s also closer to home than the dingy lights of London.

    I’m also pretty sure that the lad grows an inch every time Ed puts out an article about him, haha. Next month: “CELTIC SIGN 6’9” FORSTER”.

  • timzrus

    Jun 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #19

    The truth is, guys, take out your Manchester clubs, plus the likes of Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and maybe Liverpool, and the remaining Premiership clubs are no better a standard than Celtic who in comparison have only a fraction of the money available to them which Premiership clubs have.

    Admittedly, Newcastle have had a pretty good season but unfortunately are still miles behind the top clubs.

    And the fact about Forster is that he has proven himself at Celtic, after a shaky start, to be an extremely good shot stopper. No, he has attracted no Premiership bids, but that could be their loss and Celtic’s gain. And, yes, he won’t get a look-in at the England set up by playing in the SPL, but he isn’t even rated by Newcastle, so whose fault is it that his country has overlooked him? Celtic have at least taken a chance on the lad and hopefully it will pay off with him signing up – at last.

    Plus, he’s still very young – for a ‘keeper – and who knows how he will further develop over the next 5 or 6 years? Some of you guys could be left with egg on your faces after a few of the unflattering comments I’ve seen on this forum about Forster.

  • arctoa

    Jun 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s not that Newcastle don’t rate Forster, it’s just that he’s behind Tim Krul in the pecking order and he’s made it clear that he wants first-team football.


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