Celtic might be set to bring back the former goalkeeper back to Parkhead with a number of vacancies in the position right now.
Heading into 10IAR season, goalkeeper is a position that will be causing Celtic a lot of headaches at the moment. They brought back Fraser Forster on a season-long loan in 2019/2020 and he repaid their faith by becoming the main man between the sticks immediately for Neil Lennon’s side.
With his loan deal up though, the club will have to renegotiate with Southampton now if they want to bring back Forster either on a permanent deal or another loan deal. Till now it was being reported that Celtic could be priced out of the deal with other clubs circling around the English keeper.
There were some signs of hope earlier today as the club announced that they have managed to extend Mohamed Elyounoussi’s loan deal for another season. Now the club will be hoping that the same will happen with Forster in case they cannot agree a transfer fee with Southampton.
With that deal up in the air at the time of writing, the club are now being linked with another old face in the form of former Celtic keeper, David Marshall. As reported by the Daily Mail, the current Wigan keeper is another option that the club are exploring.
Marshall came through the Celtic youth ranks and made 50 appearances in his 5 seasons at the club before making a move down South after failing to nail down a first-team spot at Parkhead. There he has managed to carve out a respectable career in the Championship playing for sides like Hull City, Wigan Athletic, Cardiff City and Norwich City.
While Marshall could be a decent option as back up, there is no way that the club should be considering him as the first choice keeper for next season. He is not nearly as good as Forster and will be a massive downgrade, especially with 10-in-a-row on the line.