FRASER FORSTER’S Celtic future could be decided within the next 48 HOURS.

The towering keeper became a key player for Neil Lennon’s side during his season-long loan deal from Southampton as the Hoops clinched their ninth successive title.

Forster also produced a Man-of-the-Match performance in the 1-0 Betfred League Cup success over Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side with a defiant 90 minutes in which he repelled everything that was thrown at him, including a penalty-kick save from Alfredo Morelos only four minutes after Christopher Jullien had scored the matchwinner on the hour mark.

Now crucial talks are due to take place within the next couple of days, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Neil Lennon has already stated he is eager to keep the skyscraper shotstopper and the Hoops are hopeful they can thrash out another deal for the 32-year-old fans’ favourite.

It could mean another temporary transfer for the one-time England international. In these uncertain times a short-term deal could be the ideal solution for a player who still has two years to run on a lucrative agreement.

Forster dropped to third in the pecking order behind Alex McCarthy and Angus Gunn at the south coast club.

Scott Bain is under contract until 2023, but there is still uncertainty over Craig Gordon who is now a free agent after coming out of contract on Monday.

The Hoops have already announced the departures of Jozo Simunovic, Jonny Hayes and Calvin Miller at the end of their deals, but have remained silent over the 37-year-old ex-Scotland No.1.

However, the supporters are now standing by for some good news on Forster with a loan extension on the cards if a permanent switch cannot be thrashed out.

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