Celtic reportedly have a clause included in Fraser Forster’s loan deal which allows them to sign the 31-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of the season. 

That’s according to the Evening Times, who claim that Celtic struck a deal with Southampton to agree said clause, but his wages could prove to be a “stumbling block.”

A clause was added to the move which would allow Celtic to sign the player on a permanent transfer, however financially, his wage packet could prove too much of a stumbling block for the pair to do business.

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News of this clause will come as a huge boost for supporters, with many hoping to see ‘La Gran Muralla’ stay at Parkhead permanently.

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Furthermore, it also suggests that a fee has already been agreed between the two clubs, meaning that it would just require negotiations over the 31-year-old’s wages to strike a deal. 

Forster is said to be earning somewhere in the region of £60,000-£70,000-a-week with Southampton and is therefore likely to have to take a pay cut in order to sign permanently for Celtic.