Fraser Forster to Celtic transfer claim emerges

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Celtic will need to replace Joe Hart this summer after the Englishman retired at the end of last season. He won seven trophies over his three years at Parkhead and leaves behind some big gloves to fill. Not only do the club need to find a replacement for his quality on the pitch but also the leadership and experience he brought to the table.

Most fans believe that Celtic need to sign a long-term goalkeeper this summer. Someone who will be their number one for years to come.

But is it possible that Celtic end up bringing back another veteran in their search of finding an ideal replacement for Hart? That is a move that would not go down too well with a section of the fanbase. At the same time, it might prove to be a risk worth taking.

It is believed that Tottenham Hotspur are ready to part ways with Fraser Forster this summer. Could a third spell at Celtic await the goalkeeper before he calls time on his career for good?

Fraser Forster to Celtic transfer claim emerges

Chris Sutton appears to believe that Forster has 'the presence and the stature' to take Hart's place in the team but pulling off any deal would be tricky. He wrote in his column in the Daily Record:

"Speaking of keepers, there’s always talk of Forster coming back for a third time. I know he loved his spells at Celtic and at 36-years-old, he might fancy following in the footsteps of the departing no.1 and finishing his career at the club. But, again, he’s still got a year left on a lucrative deal at Spurs and also will have options.

"You wonder if he would fit into the Rodgers style of playing out from the back but there’s absolutely no question he has the presence and the stature to replace Hart. It’s an important role at the club and he would fit the bill. I just think it would be another tricky deal to do."

Of course, Forster would be a short-term fix for Celtic, if the club did end up bringing him back once again. And most fans would view it as a step in the backward direction.

At the same time though, it is an option that should not be completely overlooked. Forster is already proven at Parkhead. And if Celtic find themselves in a situation where they are convinced by the goalkeeping options available to them this summer, signing the Englishman on a short-term deal would not be a bad idea at all. Let's see what the future holds.