CELTIC have been dealt a huge blow as Southampton reportedly want to keep hold of Fraser Forster.
The goalkeeper, 32, was shipped out on loan to Neil Lennon’s side last year.
Fraser Forster is set to stay with Southampton next season
Celtic were hopeful of extending Forster’s loan deal at the club for one more season.
But the Daily Mail claim Southampton want him to fight for the No1 spot next season.
Ralph Hasenhuttl hopes the former England international can challenge Alex McCarthy at St Mary’s.
This could mean that the Saints will allow reserve keeper Angus Gunn to leave on loan.
Southampton forked out £10million to sign Forster from Celtic in 2014.
He has two years remaining on his £90,000-per-week contract with the Saints.
Celtic could now turn their attention to former England No1 Joe Hart.
Hart, 33, has been told his contract with Burnley will not be renewed.
The Hoops, Arsenal, West Brom, Derby, Leeds and Sheffield United have been linked to him.
By: Joe Miles
Title: Celtic told by Southampton they want Fraser Forster to fight for No1 next season in huge blow to loan transfer
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12004379/celtic-southampton-forster-loan-transfer/
Published Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:24:14 +0000