Apparently surplus to requirements, some Celtic fans want Southampton's Forster re-signed

Fraser Forster of Southampton attempts to collect the ball during the Premier League match between Southampton and Huddersfield Town at St Mary's Stadium on December 23, 2017 in...

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster is no longer a starter at St. Mary's and some Celtic fans are keen to see him return.

English Premier League side Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster (C) and player Alex McCarthy (L) take part in a training session before their 2018 Clubs Super Cup football match against...

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.

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster of Celtic during the third qualifying round UEFA Champions League match between Legia and Celtic at Pepsi Arena on July 30, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.

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: 

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