Celtic a club that Fraser Forster would ‘never say no to’ as keeper eyes switch

Fraser Forster is desperate for a permanent move back to Celtic and insists he would “never say no” to the club.

The big Englishman is loving his football again where he “feels wanted” after a tough time at Southampton.

His last-gasp save guaranteed the points against Lazio, but he’d already pulled off a stunner earlier in the match to keep Celtic’s hopes alive at 1-0.

Forster says that he’d be keen to make a permanent switch from St Mary’s if a deal can be reached between the clubs.

The 31-year-old left Celtic for the Saints in 2014 for £10m and finances may be an issue but, for his part, Forster would be willing to be flexible in negotiations.

He said: “It’s so early in the season but, for me, I’d never ever say no to this club,” reports the Evening Times.

“It’s just the relationship I have with everyone here – the fans, people within the club and the coaching staff.”

“That was the big thing for me in the summer when I had to get back out and get back playing,” he added. “I just wanted to go somewhere where I felt wanted. I’ve not had that for a long time.”

The big games are coming thick and fast for Celtic with St Mirren in the league on Wednesday, a League Cup semi-final clash with Hibs at the weekend and then a mouthwatering trip to Rome to take on Lazio again.

Forster, however is relishing the challenge. He said: ““There are just so many big games here and it’s brilliant,” said Forster. “We just need to keep fighting on all fronts and hopefully we’ll do that. I think we’re well suited to it.”

Meanwhile, there’s more good news on the horizon for Celtic fans as James Forrest confirmed a deal to sign a new contract is close to completion.


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