Former Celtic player Fraser Forster is now the third choice goalkeeper at Southampton in the Premier League
Chris Sutton has admitted that he is a big fan of Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster but doesn’t think Celtic ‘will go down the route’ of signing him this month.
The 30-year-old senior Premier League player is now the third choice at St Mary’s behind Alex McCarthy and summer signing Angus Gunn.
The Daily Echo claims that Forster is one of the players the Saints would like to shift this month, with the former England man not part of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans.
When Sutton was asked whether Celtic should re-sign the out-of-favour keeper, the former Scottish Premiership striker made it clear that he isn’t the man for them, at this moment in time.
“I don’t think Celtic will go down that route,” Sutton told BT Sport. “I think he is the third choice now at Southampton.
“Fraser Forster is a keeper I do like, he has lost his way little a bit. I still think there is a goalkeeper in there, but I don’t think it will happen for Celtic.”
Forster has not played a league match for Southampton since December 2017 and he is yet to feature at all during this campaign.
The six-cap England man represented Celtic in 197 matches over a four-year period, securing an impressive 101 clean sheets before his move to England.
Since the Scottish Premiership returned from the winter break, Scott Bain has played in between the sticks for Rodgers side, securing two clean sheets.
During their Scottish Cup clash against Airdrieonians, he pulled off a remarkable close-range save as they beat the lower league side 3-0 on home soil [BBC Sport] before securing all three points against St Mirren four days later [BBC Sport].
As for Forster, he will be hoping to secure a new club this month and earn some much-needed game time and get his recently-stalling career back on track.