Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster has joined SPL side Celtic on a permanent deal.
The 24-year old from Hexham spent the last two seasons on loan at Celtic Park. The club have now confirmed that a permanent switch has been completed with Forster putting pen to paper on a 4-year deal.
The fee is believed to be in the region of £2m.
Forster was considerably delighted after sealing the move to a club where has developed immensely, having played Champions League football for the Scottish champions.
He told CelticFC.net:
“This is a massive club and I feel like this is a step forward in my career.
“I want to win things as a team and improve as an individual and I think I will be able to do that at Celtic.
“It also gives me a great opportunity to play in the Champions League if we get through the qualifiers. I really enjoyed my time in Europe last season so I will be looking forward to it if it happens again.”
Celtic boss Neil Lennon described Forster as a “top-class keeper.”
Fraser Forster came through the academy at Newcastle in 2005 but never really managed to break into the first team, due to our strong goalkeeping department. After loan spells at Stockport, Bristol, Norwich and Celtic (twice), he has finally settled for the SPL and leaves with our best wishes.
Newcastle have their own top-class keeper in Tim Krul and a decent no.2 in Rob Elliot. Steve Harper will probably head out on loan somewhere to gain more playing time, because he is now third in the pecking order.
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