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Celtic fans react to journalist’s claim about Fraser Forster

Celtic completed a shrewd double raid on Southampton during the 2019 summer transfer window as Mohamed Elyounoussi and Fraser Forster swapped St Mary’s for Paradise.

The former has injected flair and creativity into the side – though injuries have hampered his progress – while the latter has been a trustworthy presence between the sticks all season.

It would be easy to sympathise with those supporters who wish to see the Premier League duo sign permanent contracts at the end of the season given their respective contributions.

Naturally, wage demands always have the potential to cause issues in negotiations, but that may not be the case in regard to Forster.

Indeed, Carl Anka, who is The Athletic’s Southampton correspondent, recently revealed in a Q&A column that the 31-year-old is willing to take a pay cut to stay in Scotland next season.

Here’s what he had to say, per The Athletic: “My understanding is Forster is willing to take a paycut to stay at Celtic, so the chances of him staying in Scotland are pretty good.”

The majority of the Hoops faithful were absolutely delighted with the news and they turned out in their numbers to express their delight, with fans urging the club to get the deal done.

One fan, however, brought the conversation back down to earth with a bang.

While he admits he wants to see the towering stopper sign for the club permanently, doubts linger regarding the club’s financial position and whether they’d actually be able to afford the transfer fee.

Should Celtic sign Forster?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Given his form of late, and his willingness to take a pay cut, it would be no surprise if other suitors also joined the race for his signature.

Finally, a more optimistic and light-hearted response suggested that the club need to seek planning permission to keep Forster at the club, such is the enormity of his presence between the sticks.

If the reaction is anything to go by, Forster would be an incredibly popular summer addition.

Article title: Celtic fans react to journalist’s claim about Fraser Forster

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