Date: 16th December 2020 at 4:55pm
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Former right-midfielder Paul Slane has suggested that Fraser Forster will make a return to Celtic in the January transfer window.

According to a recent report from The Herald, the door has been opened for the English goalkeeper to make a return to Celtic Park in the winter window.

However, that was only due to the fact that Southampton’s manager Ralph Hasenhuttl claimed that he would be willing to sell players.

Following a loan at Parkhead last season, Neil Lennon tried to seal the goalkeeper’s return, however, the Hoops ended up signing Vasilis Barkas for £4.5m instead (per BBC).

During the latest episode of the Open Goal podcast, Slane dropped a hint that Forster would be returning in January when discussing Barkas.

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He said: “Just in, [Barkas has] got one month left [in goal for Celtic], Fraser Forster’s making a return.

“I’m very close with big Frase and he just gave a wee hint.”

TIF Thoughts on what Paul Slane said about Fraser Forster…

As can be seen in what the podcaster had to say, it seems that Forster has dropped a “wee hint” to him that he may be returning to Celtic Park in January.

Who would you rather Celtic had playing in goal?

Barkas

Barkas

Forster

Forster

Should Lennon be able to tempt the ‘keeper back up to Scotland, that would seemingly be a solid piece of business due to how impressive he has been for the club in the past.

In total for the Hoops, Forster has made 236 appearances, in which he has managed to keep 118 clean sheets and concede just 185 goals (per Transfermarkt).

Last season, the 32-year-old Englishman made 28 Premiership appearances for Celtic and kept 14 clean sheets.

While Barkas has kept a fairly respectable total of five clean sheets in 10 league games so far this season, there would certainly be no harm in having Forster’s experience back at Parkhead if a deal can be done.