Celtic simply must throw their hat in the ring to re-sign Fraser Forster.

Celtic have had quite a good January transfer window so far.

Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah have joined the Hoops on loan from West Brom and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, while Vakoun Issouf Bayo has arrived in a £2 million permanent transfer.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is making no secret of the fact that he is targeting attacking players, but other areas of his squad also needs attention – including goalkeeper.

Signing a replacement for Craig Gordon isn’t a pressing issue, because he’s done very little wrong this season, but Gordon did just turn 36 last month and if Rodgers can get a long-term alternative then he shouldn’t turn down the chance.

And it just so happens that a brilliant long-term replacement is available for transfer: Southampton’s Fraser Forster.

The Parkhead faithful will know all about Forster after previously enjoying four seasons in Glasgow, before the Saints signed him in 2014 for £10 million [The Guardian].

But the 30-year-old mountainous star, who stands at 6’7, has been exiled on the South Coast and hasn’t made their first-team squad for any game in any competition all season.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed to The Daily Mail last week that Forster was available for transfer and why wouldn’t Celtic try to bring him back?

He’s proven himself excellent in the Scottish Premiership and remains relatively young for a goalkeeper.

It must be noted that he earns £70,000 per week with Southampton [Spotrac] but a player without a senior appearance since Boxing Day 2017 might be willing to take a wage cut if it means getting his career back on track.

He will certainly have options but given his history with Celtic, he might just fancy it.

In other news, Report: Newcastle player now has contract offer on table to leave the club