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Celtic offering a permanent deal to this impressive £10m star would be a game-changing move and here’s why

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Fraser Forster back on Celtic's radar

Why Celtic should offer permanent deal to Fraser Forster

Celtic signed Fraser Forster on loan from Southampton, five years after selling him for £10m to the south coast club of England. (h/t BBC)

Since arriving back at the Parkhead, the England international has taken over the number one role in the team and done well in that role. His incredible saves enabled the Hoops to beat Lazio in their Europa League encounter.

Forster had a good time at Southampton in the Premier League as well, but he was sidelined by the current manager, with other options chosen ahead of him.

Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster

The 31-year-old still has a contract with the Saints till the summer of 2022. However, with the situation as it was when he left them in the summer, it isn’t that tough to say that he is not going to be a number one choice there.

Bearing these things in mind, below we analyse Forster’s game in detail and conclude why Celtic should offer him a permanent deal:

Forster has the qualities to be Hoops’ main man in goal

Fraser Forster has been a top-class goalkeeper in top-flight football for some time now. He has represented the England national team in the past, so it is clear that his all-around game is good enough for most teams around Europe.

If we analyse his goalkeeping in depth, he is one of those giant men who has a very good reach while diving to make a save from a shot of close/long range.

Fraser Forster in training

In one-v-one situations, his ability to spread big and make it tough for the attacker is fantastic. Furthermore, his height allows him to be assertive from crosses or set-piece balls coming into the box.

All in all, it is pretty apt to say that the 31-year-old has it in him to be Celtic’s main man in goal once again. For the Hoops, having a secured keeper helps them to build from that and play good football.

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Neil Lennon’s men shouldn’t hesitate in offering a permanent deal to Fraser Forster and make use of experience in the best possible manner.