Celtic have been linked with a host of goalkeepers in recent days as Neil Lennon’s side consider their options after seemingly failing to land Fraser Forster.
The likes of Joe Hart, David Marshall, Vasilios Barkas and Freddie Woodman have all been mentioned as possible targets but one surprising name that has been added into the mix in recent days is Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli.
Currently the Cottagers’ number two keeper, the 28-year-old could be available for £1m this summer. Even at that price, though, fans on Twitter are not sure he would be a good addition:
Hope not. Absolutely hopeless keeper
— ? Mika ☘️ (@fenian__army) July 7, 2020
What is wrong with Scott Bain or would this guy be back up
— Kevin lawless (@Kevinlawless16) July 7, 2020
He’s decent but it is a downgrade. We can do better, esp for a season as important as this.
— Luke Warm Steve Austin (@Canaduh4) July 7, 2020
Not for me if we’re not getting Forster back then would rather we went for Vasilos Barkas instead of him
— Broonie67 (@KevinBrown1888) July 7, 2020
— Graying Sideburns (Bryan) (@BryanLake12) July 7, 2020
How low can they go…still time to down another division. Unbelievable
— Mhughes65 (@MartinH161965) July 7, 2020
The fact that he has lost his place in Fulham’s side kind of tells you all you need to know. Just because he is available for a reasonable fee, doesn’t mean he is worth a gamble.
Celtic supporters are likely still hoping that Forster changes his mind, and opts to return on a season loan spell from Southampton.