Date: 5th December 2020 at 12:50pm
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On Thursday night at the San Siro, Celtic were soundly beaten by AC Milan and it was another dreadful experience for their defence.

Even worse, it was another unconvincing performance from Vasilios Barkas, the keeper they paid big money for in the summer.

One of the alternatives to Barkas was Celtic fan favourite Fraser Forster, who has had two spells at the club and was instrumental in last season’s successes.

However, Forster opted to remain in England, and Celtic went with Barkas.

Celtic have tried their stand-in keeper Scott Bain for a while, but a number of less-than-stellar displays from him saw Barkas restored to the number-one spot – but the Celtic fans are less than impressed with him and many have hung their hopes on a move for Forster again in January.

This would, of course, effectively represent a complete loss of faith in Barkas, and Celtic would be as good as writing off the transfer fee they paid for him.

At a time when money is tight because of the global health emergency, this isn’t likely to go down well with the board.

Not all Celtic fans are convinced either…

Even pundit and ex-Celt Chris Sutton isn’t convinced that it can be done.

“If Celtic couldn’t make a deal happen then, how can they now? Especially given £5 million was frittered away on his replacement,” he wrote in the Daily Record.

Talk that Celtic might sign a ‘keeper is probably on the money given the dissatisfaction in the ranks, but Forster would represent a major outlay and completely disenfranchise Barkas, who the club have on a long-term deal and will have to find some way of getting something from.