New Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has made some impressive moves in the transfer window as the Hoops desperately try to bounce back from a torrid 2020/21 campaign.
They have strengthened in all three areas of the pitch but one third they’ve neglected is between the sticks.
Mat Ryan was a target before he joined Real Sociedad but Fraser Forster is now back on the agenda.
The 6 foot 7 goliath has already spent several periods at Celtic but after failing to bring him back last year, they’re making further attempts to re-sign the Englishman.
That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who report that the Bhoys will have to pay £130k-per-week in order to prise him away from the Saints.
Celtic’s goalkeeping options were shaky and unconvincing last term.
Conor Hazard may have been the hero in the penalty shoot out win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup final but in normal time, he was particularly nervy.
Scott Bain made his own individual errors but sadly, Vasilis Barkas was not a pillar of consistency either.
The Greek goalkeeper looks set to be handed more of an opportunity this term which is deserved considering the way he was treated in the back end of last season.
However, in Forster, Postecoglou would get his hands on an almighty upgrade.
The giant shot-stopper has enjoyed four different spells with the Hoops but it was during his last one in 2019/20 that he became a real hero.
During the League Cup final against Rangers that season, he made an incredible 11 stops – including one from the spot. Speaking after the game, ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon was overjoyed with his performance.
“He’s world-class,” the Northern Irishman began. “I have so much faith in him and he just keeps getting better. In his first spell here he put in some unbelievable performances and he’s done it again today.”
During that same campaign, Forster saved no fewer than four penalties. His record was simply staggering and that’s precisely why Postecoglou needs to bring him back for another bite of the cherry.
He is a giant dominating frame that scares the opposition to death.