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Southampton Prepare £9m Bid For Celtic Star

Saints ready to offer £9m for Celtic stopper Fraser Forster.

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Southampton are ready to spend some of the money obtained from a summer that has seen them sell a number of key players, according to the Mirror, who report that Ronald Koeman’s side are preparing a £9 million bid for England international Fraser Forster from Celtic.

The former Newcastle United man has emerged as one of the country’s finest goalkeepers since making the move north of the border, with his displays at Celtic Park persuading Roy Hodgson to take him to the 2014 FIFA World Cup as third choice ‘keeper behind Joe Hart and Ben Foster.

Forster was the only member of the England squad to play his club football outside of England, and he may feel that it is time to return to the Premier League if he is to seriously force his way into the international reckoning.

The Saints goalkeeping situation is an interesting one, with Artur Boruc, Paulo Gazzaniga and Kelvin Davis all under contract at St. Mary’s, but none of them able to truly make the number one shirt their own.

Forster would be likely to do so should Koeman follow through on this interesting, with the reported a fee a significant amount for the club despite their summer income, particularly after the signings of Eredivise duo Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic.

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