BBC Scotland pundit Pat Bonner thinks keeping goalkeeper Fraser Forster will be Neil Lennon’s priority at Celtic this summer, The Scottish Sun report.

Forster is currently at Celtic on a season-long loan from Southampton, emerging as one of the key performers in the Hoops team.

His presence between the sticks has been so reassuring, with performances against Lazio and Rangers notable highlights of our campaign to date.


However, his temporary status obviously means he might not feature for Celtic next season, something that Bonner thinks Lennon will be looking to address when the window opens.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “You have to think keeping Fraser Forster at the club would be Neil’s priority.

“I don’t know what the specific financial elements would be for that to happen and if Southampton would be open to a fresh loan arrangement.

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“Maybe they’d even be willing to discuss a permanent agreement. That option would be very expensive with a transfer fee and wages combined, while Fraser would probably have to take a substantial drop in money.

“But I’m certain Fraser would want to stay with Celtic. Why wouldn’t he?”

Fraser Forster celebrates a Celtic trophy win

Fraser Forster celebrates a Celtic trophy win / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The ongoing public health crisis has clearly complicated the contract and transfer landscape at clubs all around the world, so quite what Celtic are planning this summer could be entirely up in the air right now.

Still, one of the few near certainties is that Forster would be an unbelievable signing for a potential ten-in-a-row bid.

Although Celtic dominate the vast majority of matches throughout a season, having Forster there not only gives our defence real quality to depend upon, but also pays off massively against a higher standard of opponent.

If there is some way to make a deal financially suitable for all parties, there’s no question that Celtic should push the boat out to try and land the shot-stopper.

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