Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is set to assess Fraser Forster in training ahead of the 2020/21 season, The Telegraph reports.
The Saints are currently playing out their remaining games in the English Premier League but will begin a new campaign in August and the paper reports that Hasenhuttl will take a look at his goalkeeping options.
Forster is still technically on loan at Celtic and has been training at Lennoxtown recently but that deal expires in just a few days time.
It seems likely then, unless the Hoops table an offer suitable for all parties, that he’ll return to the south coast at least for a short period.
Alex McCarthy and Angus Gunn are both at the St Mary’s side so there is plenty of competition.
Forster also hasn’t been in the reckoning for a starting spot for a long time.
However, impressive form in the Scottish top-flight, cup competitions and European action has surely improved his reputation at Southampton.
If I was in their position there is no doubt that Forster would be considered a top asset, even if just as a trading option on the transfer market.
The Englishman still has two years to run on his contract and while Saints won’t want him on the wage bill if he’s not going to be contributing, Celtic are unlikely to be the only side interested in his services.
Still, there’s been no real indication that Forster is keen on leaving Celtic again and Neil Lennon has confirmed the club will be looking to keep him around.
Hopefully that means we keep one of our best players last season in place ahead of a massive 2020/21.