Date: 30th October 2019 at 4:10pm
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Celtic fans are staying hopeful that on-loan goalkeeper Fraser Forster signs on a permanent basis in January or next summer.

The 31-year-old returned to Parkhead in August on a loan deal from Southampton, which also saw Mohamed Elyounoussi follow him a week later to the north of the border on a similar deal.

Last week he produced a wonder-save against Lazio in the dying embers of the Europa League tie to seal the Bhoys’ 2-1 victory.

Fans are now hopeful that the English shot-stopper will make the move to join the club permanently, something the former England international suggested could happen (The Scotsman).

Some fans are not as convinced as others that the Saints will allow Forster to leave the Premier League club behind after first-choice goalkeeper Angus Gunn conceded nine goals at home to Leicester City.

One eagle-eyed Bhoys fans did enjoy the punny side of things though.

What do we think?

Southampton are unlikely to stand in the way of Forster leaving as he is third in the pecking order at St Mary’s, behind Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy. The two issues will be whether they will demand a fee for the 31-year-old, and if so, is he prepared to take a wage drop to stay at Celtic Park. If he is, Celtic can breathe a little easier.