Danny Mills has claimed Fraser Forster’s potential impact at Celtic could be the same as Edouard Mendy’s influence at Chelsea.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Leeds United and England right-back insisted the potential arrival of the 32-year-old would “give everyone a boost”.
Football Insider revealed last week the Hoops’ board have given Neil Lennon the funds to relaunch a loan bid for the 6ft 7in stopper.
Forster spent last season on loan at Parkhead but returned to Southampton in the summer to fight for his place.
However, he has not played for the Saints all season with Alex McCarthy firmly established as Ralph Hasenhüttl’s first-choice.
Lennon has struggled to replace Forster and has used three goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership this season.
Asked by Football Insider what the potential arrival of the England international could do to Celtic’s dressing room, Mills said: “It would give everyone a boost.
“You suddenly walk into the dressing room and see the new signing and think ‘ooh, that’s a bit of quality that, that’s brilliant.’
“Unless he’s in your position that’s never good but you have to deal with that!
“Look at Edouard Mendy’s done at Chelsea. He’s come in and given everyone a bit of confidence, that’s quality. Emiliano Martinez at Aston Villa is another one.
“Suddenly it gives everyone a lift, a bit of a boost and then you go out and get that win and it snowballs from there.
”He could do the same [as Mendy and Martinez] for Celtic.”
Mendy moved to Chelsea from French side Rennes in the summer for a reported £22million fee.
The 28-year-old has kept nine clean sheets in the 14 games he has played for the Blues so far.