Celtic star wants to make England’s World Cup squad.
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has admitted that a switch to the Premier League could be an option this summer as he aims to make the final squad that will fly out to Brazil for the World Cup next year, Sky Sports reports.
The former Newcastle graduate has been in impressive form for the SPL champions this season as they enjoyed their finest Champions League campaign to date. His performances had earned him a call into Roy Hodgson’s set up, but he was overlooked for the most recent squad.
Now the 25-year-old faces a difficult choice as to whether to stay with Celtic and play in Europe or move to the Premier League and put himself in Hodgson’s thoughts ahead of next summer.
“It’s a tough one. Celtic have been fantastic for me and this season couldn’t have gone much better, both personally and as a team. But it’s disappointing not to be in this England squad,” he said.
“I’ve got to be looking towards the World Cup next year and trying to be on that plane. So I’ll just have to do whatever is necessary to make that squad.
“I’ve got quite a while left on my contract here, and if we can get through the Champions League qualifiers – which will be tough – to get in the group stage again would be something special. We’ll just have to wait and see.
“I didn’t get an explanation as to why I was left out this time, although I haven’t spoken to anyone at England. It’s just one of those things.
“Having had a taste of being in an England squad before and after Christmas, that’s what you’re aiming for. Once you’ve been in, you want to be in every time.
“It’s a World Cup year and World Cups in Brazil don’t come around very often. That would be something special. I’ll just have to do whatever I can to force my way on to that plane.”