Fraser Forster never became Newcastle’s number one, but has had a decent career elsewhere. And after a rough few years, it looks like he’s heading back to Celtic.
According to BBC Sport, the Hoops have agreed a loan deal with Southampton, and the goalkeeper is set to return to Scotland.
Scott Bain’s injury has forced Celtic to sign a stopper, and a move for their former player seems like a good one.
Forster joined Newcastle’s academy in 2005, but never made a first team appearance for the Magpies. A lot of his time as a Newcastle player was spent out on loan, having spells at Stockport County, Bristol Rovers and Norwich City, as well as two years with in Scotland with Celtic.
Sadly for the Hexham lad, Newcastle were blessed with goalkeeper options during his time at the club, meaning he had to go elsewhere to get minutes.
In 2012, he sealed a permanent move to Celtic, where he would enjoy another two strong seasons. By 2014, he was back in England with Southampton.
After a strong start on the south coast, the wheels have since fell off. In December 2017, he lost his place in the starting XI and he’s barely been seen since.
So for his sake, hopefully a move back to Celtic sees him get back to his best. Forster was always considered a real talent during his time at Newcastle, but unfortunately Tim Krul was the more established stopper and the Magpies’ number one for the long haul.
The Newcastle academy hasn’t had too many success stories in recent years, but Forster is a player who has played at a high level after learning his craft in the North East.