As reported by the Sun, Southampton are ready to let their former number one Fraser Forster leave the club on loan, with Alex McCarthy and new signing Angus Gunn to fight it out for the number one spot.
Forster only made 20 Premier League appearances in 2017/18, with McCarthy making the other 18, and now Mark Hughes is supposedly happy to let the giant six-capped England international leave temporarily.
So far in his Saints career, Forster has made 106 appearances in the league with a further 18 coming in other competitions, but it looks as though those numbers could be stuck as they are for a while, with the Sun claiming he has been deemed surplus to requirements.
The 30-year-old pitched up on the south coast after transferring from Scottish giants Celtic, and now some of their fans have caught wind of the news Hughes is happy to let him go.
Forster left the Glasgow club on good terms in 2014 for a fee of £10 million after making 197 appearances for the club, where he won three Scottish Premiership titles and two domestic cups.
Forster is no longer the player he once was, but he hasn't become a bad goalkeeper overnight either. He lost his place in the Southampton team more as a result of McCarthy taking his chance and playing well, rather than the Englishman being a total calamity.
He remains a decent shot stopper who is physically imposing and commanding in the air, and Celtic, even though they are not currently linked with him, could do worse than to sign him up on loan or on the cheap, with Craig Gordon and Dorus de Vries both ageing.
That is a notion some Celtic supporters on Twitter have been talking up but, of course, there are also some who would oppose the idea:
Fraser forster back to celtic would be class— Paul Schiavone (@Paul_Schiavone7) 11 July 2018
I dunno why Fraser Forster has suddenly been told to leave Southampton. He was tremendous for celtic— Joseph (@josephduffy81) 11 July 2018
Forster back to Celtic?— Josh (@Flook95) 10 July 2018
I'd take him in a second— Charles McGregor (@langstile) 10 July 2018
What’s going happen today big Fraser Chris? Back to Celtic on loan?— patrick o'hagan (@patohagan3) 10 July 2018