Thursday, January 19, 2012

Keep on the move?

No surprise to learn that Celtic are eager to convert Fraser Forster's loan move into a permanent deal this month - and I'd expect Jabba and the Silver Fox to agree (on the condition that the fee's acceptable). While it would be a shame to see the promising young 'keeper leave, he's made himself at home in Glasgow and some of his quotes have suggested he already sees himself as a Celtic player, somewhat estranged from his parent club, with whom he doesn't see much of a future.

That would leave us needing a new stopper, with Steve Harper not getting any younger, Rob Elliot yet to convince and Ole Soderberg seemingly not rated by the Silver Fox. Filling that gap could wait until the summer, though - there are more pressing needs at present.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Celtic fan here, the fee was agreed up front when the second loan deal was finalised. 2m I hear.

He has had a great season so far, much improved on last season and I for one hope Celtic make it a permanent deal.

The lad is still very young, he is a great shot stopper with a great attitude.

Think we are getting a good deal here.

12:57 a.m.  
Blogger Paul said...

To be honest, I agree. However, Forster was never going to happy sitting on the bench behind Tim Krul, so it's probably a good move all round.

Not sure if we'll be in the hunt for a keeper in the summer, but I agree with Ben that Rob Elliot needs to do a lot more to convince.

1:07 p.m.  

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