Rab Douglas thinks Celtic will aim to sign Fraser Forster

By Connor Gordon

February 27, 2020

Former Celtic goalkeeper Rab Douglas thinks Neil Lennon will be looking to sign Fraser Forster.

The Englishman is on loan for a third spell in his career with the Scottish champions.

Ex-UEFA Cup finalist Douglas likes what he sees from Forster and wants him permanently.

Rab Douglas backs Fraser Forster move to Celtic

The former Scotland international stopper has won trebles and played in a major European final.

Rab Douglas celebrates Celtic win against Rangers in 2001. (Photo by David Cannon /Allsport)

He might split the support, but Douglas is an experienced campaigner and can spot a fellow pro.

Douglas has identified Forster as someone the Celts must break the bank for in the summer window.

He addressed the issue in his column for the Courier and thinks Lennon will make the move.

Douglas said: “I’m certain Lenny will be looking to get him tied up on a permanent deal. What a loan signing he’s been.

Douglas backs Neil Lennon to sign Fraser Forster for Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“He’s had the big move down south, he’s had the highs and lows, he’s been a £10 million goalie.

“His performances since he came back to Celtic have been great.

“He deserves a lot of great and so does Stevie Woods, who’s also done a lot of great work with Craig Gordon and Scott Bain.”

It has been suggested in recent reports that Forster will be willing to take a pay cut to stay at Celtic.

However, actions speak louder than words and he will get his chance to prove it if Lennon puts in a bid.

Fraser Forster has a big decision to make in the summer. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Forster has ultimately been faultless since arriving from Southampton on a temporary deal last summer.

If the Hoops want to continue to develop as a team that can play Champions League football, players like Forster are vital.

However, if the board don’t want to back the manager and downsize, the blame falls at their door for another season without playing in the premier competition.