Back during the summer transfer window, Southampton allowed Mohamed Elyounoussi and Fraser Forster to head north of the border for season long loan spells with Scottish giants Celtic.
25-year-old Elyounoussi has already made six starts for the side, returning three goals and 31-year-old Forster has taken in nine matches so far.
Over the weekend, our Norwegian international gave a pretty in-depth interview to the Evening Times and it seems he was pretty clear that he felt manager Ralph Hasenhuttl had made a mistake when it came to our former England stopper, as he felt he was the best goalkeeper at St Mary’s.
“Fraser is a really good guy. We were in the same dressing room, and I talked to him a lot. In the end, we were in the same situation. He also took care of me when I came here to Celtic. We were both staying in the hotel and he drove me to the training ground. Obviously if you go from that situation to playing you will feel better. But he’s still the same guy. He was quite positive at Southampton. I would say he was kind of a clown, he talked a lot and made a few jokes. He’s still the same guy here. Fraser is a quality keeper. I lost count of the number of times we were the last ones after training, me doing shooting and him in goals. I know how good he is. I think he was the best one at Southampton. He’s amazing at his best. Hopefully for his sake, he can get that positive energy back and get back where he was.”
Everyone knows how good Forster can be, but everyone is also equally aware that we haven’t seen performances like that from him for a good number of months now – Alex McCarthy took his chance when it came along and impressed, and Angus Gunn is still finding his feet with us. It’s incredibly unlikely that Forster will get another shot at the club, but having a successful spell out with Celtic is in everyone’s best interests.