Celtic have entered talks with Southampton to re-sign goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan, according to reports in the Scottish media.
The 33-year-old turned down the chance to move back to Scotland last summer, opting to fight for a first-team place at the Saints instead, and most fans on Twitter have still not forgiven him:
Burnt his bridges imo.
— Headshrinker (@Headshr42391696) July 18, 2021
Not for me, he didn't want to come back and I think we have enough players who Celtic isn't there no.1 choice any more.
— Nikki Gallagher 🍀 (@nikkigallagher_) July 18, 2021
A year too late, need to permanently fix the goalkeeping problem not stick another plaster on it
— Billy 🥃⚽️🏈🥃 (@BillyCowan) July 18, 2021
Doesn't want to be here, made that clear
— Anthony McHugh (@Tony13766443) July 18, 2021
Don’t want him. He uses us when he wants to try and get a game and recognition. He didn’t want to sign so why keep going back to the same well? 🤷🏻♂️
— KennyG77 (@KennyBhoy77) July 18, 2021
He choose to sit on the bench for Southampton over making history with us. Wouldnt give him the time of day again unfortunately.
— Èire@Duke🇮🇪 (@eireduke) July 18, 2021
12 month too late but aye in a heartbeat
— Stuart Mclaughlin (@StuartMclaughl4) July 18, 2021
Helluva lot of cash to be chucking at another loan whilst our £5m signing sits on the bench. Buy one and sell one?
— Joe (@onekinghenrik) July 18, 2021
At this stage, it doesn’t look likely that a deal will happen for Forster. The Englishman is on a staggering £130,000 a week, and it is believed that the Hoops would have to pay at least a third of that to get a deal over the line.
There is also another issue in the fact that the loan fee for the shot-stopper could be a lot higher than the amount they paid to secure his services two years ago.
Southampton have recently allowed one of their first-team keepers, Angus Gunn, to leave for Norwich City, so the Saints are said to be reluctant to let another one go. We shall see how this transfer story develops.