New Twist To Fraser Forster Transfer
Tuesday, 9th Jun 2020 09:50
Celtic thought they had their man, but now it seems they have a rival as an un named top 4 Premier League side have now stepped into the bidding.
According to the Daily Echo in Scotland Fraser Forster is very keen to stay on at Celtic, but as was reported yesterday there are sticking points between Celtic's valuation and the price Saints are seeking, also Celtic are struggling to match his wages and would perhaps prefer another loan deal whereas Saints are looking for a straight transfer.
The report has added that a top-four Premier League club are also interested in the player, but so far no one has suggested who that club are likely to be.
Liverpool have been linked in the past and they have suffered with goalkeeping issues this season when Alisson has been injured, in truth it is hard to see any of the top four sides looking at Forster as first choice and that in itself throws up a few questions.
Firstly would any of them be willing to pay £8-10 million for a back up keeper and likewise would they be prepared to pay the sort of income he is on at Saints.
Then there is the question whether Forster himself is willing to effectively end his career as a regular starter at an age when goalkeepers are seen as being at their peak.
From a Saints perspective this latest news is good as it puts a little pressure on Celtic to up their offer a little and could speed up negotiations, that is of course assuming that this unnamed club is actually fact and not fiction and a rumour made up by one of the interested parties.
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