Barcelona star endorses potential Forster move

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Barcelona star Daniel Alves believes Celtic and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster would be a "good addition" to the Catalan giants' squad.

25-year-old Forster, who joined the Scottish champions from Premier League outfit Newcastle United on a permanent deal in June 2012 after impressing during an extended loan spell in Glasgow, excelled for the club during the 1-0 defeat to Barca in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Forster, who is yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions but is in the squad for this month's crucial World Cup qualifying double-header against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley, made a number of outstanding saves during the narrow defeat and was subsequently linked with a potential £10 million switch to the Camp Nou.

Barca are strongly believed to be in the market for a new goalkeeper, with current no.1 Victor Valdes set to depart the club at the end of the season.

Although it remains to be seen if such speculation has any real substance Barca's outstanding right-back Alves, who joined the club from La Liga rivals Sevilla in July 2008, is evidently unsurprised by the aforementioned rumours and believes Forster would be a good addition to Gerardo Martino's playing squad.

“Only the club can answer how accurate the reports are on the interest in Forster but if they are true it doesn’t surprise me," the Brazilian international was quoted by the Daily Record.

“We have played Celtic three times in a year now and each time Forster has been fantastic.He has had to deal with the best attacking players in the world and each time he has done very well – even in the games Celtic lost.

“Barcelona are a club that are always looking to add quality and it’s clear Forster has real quality.

“Obviously no transfers can be done at the moment – but if it is a deal that ever happens then he’d be a good addition," he added.

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