Forster completes switch from Newcastle to Celtic

ESPN staff
July 5, 2012
Fraser Forster has signed a four-year deal © Getty Images

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster has completed a permanent £2 million move from Newcastle to Celtic after spending the last two seasons on loan at Parkhead.

Forster, 24, has signed a four-year deal with the Scottish Premier League champions and told their official website: "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.

"I enjoyed last season as a whole and we have a great young squad here. The players and the coaches make it an enjoyable place to be and I like being a part of this team."

Forster's move was sealed after Celtic failed in a move to bring Scotland international goalkeeper Craig Gordon to the club when he was unable to agree terms on a three-year contract.

He had previously spent spells on loan at Stockport, Bristol Rovers and Norwich.

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