Fraser Forster has suggested to The Scottish Sun that he is open to joining Celtic on a permanent contract from Southampton.
Scottish Premiership giants Celtic secured the services of goalkeeper Forster from Premier League club Southampton on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.
It is the second spell of the 31-year-old goalkeeper at Celtic Park, with the England international having been on the books of the Glasgow giants from 2012 to 2014 after spending the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns on loan at the Hoops from Newcastle United.
Forster has suggested that he is open to a permanent move to Celtic from Southampton.
Forster told The Scottish Sun: “It’s so early in the season, but for me, I’d never ever say no to Celtic. It’s just the relationship I have with everyone here — the fans, people within the club and the coaching staff.
“That was the big thing for me in the summer when I had to get back out and get back playing.
“I wanted to go somewhere where I felt wanted. I’ve not had that for a long time. I had some tough times there training for the Under-23s and being away from the first team.
“To come back to a club like this is fantastic, so I’d never say no to this club. But it’s early doors and a lot of it is out of my hands. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Permanent Celtic move?
Forster has established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper at Celtic, and having already played under manager Neil Lennon, he would know what he is expected to do between the posts.
It would make sense for the goalkeeper to join a club where he is loved and where he will be able to play regular first-team football.