Celtic may try to re-sign Fraser Forster in the summer transfer window.
That is the view of former Tottenham and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the goalkeeping situation at Parkhead ahead of the summer transfer window.
Vasilis Barkas has failed to impress since signing for Celtic in a £4.5million last summer.
The Greek keeper has been frozen out at Parkhead and has not started a game since January, with Scott Bain assuming number one duties under interim boss John Kennedy.
Conor Hazard has also been utilised at times this season, and started Celtic’s Scottish Cup final triumph in December.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the goalkeeping position at Parkhead, Robinson said:
“I worry because the pressure will be even greater next season when the fans are back in. As for Barkas, his future will be dependant on what manager comes in though.
“Celtic missed a trick by not re-signing Fraser Forster. He was amazing up there last season. I think he is a top goalkeeper.
“I am surprised as to why he stayed at Southampton. Maybe they will try again to sign him in the summer because it is a position they will need to strengthen in.
“If I was a new manager going in there I would be looking to sign a new number one.”
Celtic made significant efforts to re-sign Fraser Forster last summer after a highly successful loan spell at the club in 2019-20.
One sticking point was his salary, which, as revealed by Football Insider is worth £5million a year, equivalent to just shy of £100,000-a-week.
However, the English shot-stopper rejected the chance to return to Glasgow, a decision which shocked senior players in the Hoops dressing room.