Belfast Telegraph

Forster joins Hoops on loan

Fraser Forster has joined Celtic on a season-long loan from Newcastle, the Scottish club have confirmed.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper becomes Neil Lennon's 10th signing of the summer and trained with his new team-mates at Lennoxtown for the first time on Tuesday morning.

The 6ft 7in keeper was on loan at Norwich last season, where he worked under former Celtic midfielder Paul Lambert and where he was voted the Players' Player of the Year.

Forster was at Parkhead on Sunday to see Celtic beat St Mirren 4-0 in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Lennon has been looking for a keeper to challenge Lukasz Zaluska since Artur Boruc signed for Fiorentina and after the St Mirren game he said: "He's a big boy, he's come highly recommended, I've watched him myself a couple of times.

"His age, 22, is the only thing going against him because otherwise he has all the qualities you look for in a goalkeeper.

"He's got a massive presence and he's come highly recommended from people in the game whose opinion I trust.

"We've needed competition in that area so he'll add to that."


From Belfast Telegraph