Celtic fans will be delighted with some recent comments made by Fraser Forster. The Hoops goalkeeper has returned to the club on a loan deal for the rest of the season.
However, he has admitted that if possible he would love to make the loan deal a permanent one. He did acknowledge that will be up to the clubs to sort out, though.
“You want to be here as much as you can, so I definitely wouldn’t rule it out” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
“Out of my hands”
“It would be a fantastic thing if that could happen, although that would be out of my hands.”
Forster was a huge success in his first spell at Celtic. It is no wonder that he would like to make the deal a permanent one.
However, that could depend on a number of things. The player will presumably be on big wages at Southampton. Celtic may not be able to match that.
Good chance of regular football
In Celtic’s favour though, there is a very good chance that he will get regular football at Celtic Park. That has not been the case at Southampton.
Neil Lennon will need to decide if to play Forster against Hearts on Sunday. That could be a gamble as he has not played regular football for a while.
You would imagine though, that Forster has not returned to Celtic to be second or third choice at the club. Forster’s long-term future is to be decided, but Celtic fans will be pleased to hear that the player is keen to make his loan move permanent.