Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster says he expects players to depart Parkhead for pastures new during the summer.
Celtic earned plaudits throughout Europe for their performances in this year’s Champions League, but their fairytale campaign came to an abrupt end following Wednesday’s 5-0 aggregate loss to Juventus.
It was a historic campaign for the club, with the famous Tony Watt goal capping a wonderful win over Barcelona. Celtic’s performances on the continent have alerted some of the bigger clubs to a number of their players, most notably Victor Wanyama and Efe Ambrose, and Fraser Forster admits that departures are inevitable.
“There have been some fantastic performances and various performances will have caught the eye throughout the competition,” said the 24-year-old goalkeeper. “We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the summer. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or two faces leave but no doubt we’ll bring in a few as well.”
Forster highlighted the victory over Barcelona as being one of the greatest moments of his young career, and is hoping for similar performances in the future.
“[The highlight has got to be] beating Barca at home. That’s obviously something special with the atmosphere and something that might only happen once in a lifetime.
“But we’re a very ambitious squad and we’re all hoping for more nights like that.”
Celtic are top of the Scottish Premier League with a sixteen-point lead over second-placed Motherwell.