NO TERMS AGREED
Celtic's chances of signing Fraser Forster Newcastle have taken a huge blow after it was revealed that they have failed to agree personal terms with the player.
Celtic have agreed a transfer fee in the region of £ 2 million for the Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Forster. However, it is thought that the excessive wage demands by the 24-year-old has left the Scottish club extremely unpleasant over the transfer. Fraser Forster has been on loan at Celtic Park for the last two seasons during which time he has managed to impress manager Neil Lennon sufficiently in order to warrant a permanent transfer.
However, it has been revealed that his wage demands, which is seen excessive by Celtic, could be the reason for his loan move not being converted into a permanent one. Premier league club QPR have decided to take advantage of this situation by stepping in for the 24-year-old shot stopper.
They have opened negotiations with the player and they hope to tie up the deal before Celtic come with an improved offer. If that's the case, Celtic will be left with the option of being able to sign former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who is available on a free transfer.
‘I’ve spoken to Newcastle United and Fraser today — I’m meeting him on Friday and I’ll speak to Peter Lawwell again after we’ve had our meeting, to tell him whether he’s going to be coming or not. We’re a little bit away on the deal at the moment, but we’ll see what transpires between now and the end of the week. Maybe we’ll get a bit closer. The only reason we’ve not met before now is Fraser’s been away, then I’ve been away. It just happens at this time of year — there’s nothing sinister in it,' said agent Mark Curtis.