West Bromwich Albion star Ben Foster could be ideal upgrade for Celtic

Ben Foster of West Brom shouts instructions during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Amex Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Brighton,...

Celtic should put their efforts into signing West Bromwich Albion's Ben Foster.

Ben Foster of West Brom in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium on November 25, 2017 in London, England.

Celtic's goalkeeping problems were not shown up against Rangers at the weekend but they were badly exposed in Europe this season.

Celtic need to upgrade at the position, and they should be looking to seize on the opportunity to sign West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster.

West Brom are near certainties to be relegated, and former England international goalkeeper Ben Foster is at a crossroads.

Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

He told the Express and Star last week he was keen to stay put whichever division the Baggies are in, but this should not put Celtic off trying.

Celtic can offer what clubs in England interested in Foster can't.

Foster would get the chance to compete for trophies, and play in the Champions League.

Getting the chance to play in Europe could be enough to change the 35-year-old's mind.

Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion at The Hawthorns on January 13, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

He would be a short-term option for Celtic, but one who could still play at the top level for another two to three seasons.

Foster's performance for West Brom against former club Manchester United on Sunday showed he has still got the ability to shut out the very best.

Changing his mind will not be easy, but Celtic have so much to offer the veteran that they should try to get him in as a replacement for Craig Gordon.

 

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