Give him hell: Reported £10m ex-Celt who broke Gers hearts set for imminent Ibrox return
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Reported £10m ex-Celtic star cleared to return to Rangers with Spurs

Former Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been passed fit to face Rangers with new club Tottenham Hotspur as he prepares an Ibrox return.

It’s not clear if the former England international will start in the game but Italian coach Antonio Conte hinted that Forster will be available for selection in the match.

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This comes after both Fraser Forster and new summer signing Yves Bissouma had contracted Covid-19 while on a recent tour of South Korea.

Speaking ahead of the match, Antonio Conte revealed that Ben Davies is the only Spurs player ruled out of the hotly anticipated friendly match at Ibrox.

“We are continuing to work, and work well,” said Conte [THFC].

“At this moment, no big problems, all the players are working except for Ben Davies, because he has a little problem with his ankle. I hope for the start of the season, for the first game, for him to recover.

“Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster are now coming back to the training sessions [after illness], and everything is going okay.”

Ex-Celtic star Fraser Forster to return to Rangers with Spurs

The big goalkeeper is synonymous with his time at Celtic but moved to Spurs from Southampton this summer as they look to provide competition for the legendary Hugo Lloris.

Rangers fans are well aware of the goalkeeper do with Fraser Forster having broken Ibrox hearts in that Betfred Cup Final of 2019.

Having spent two spells at Celtic, the first after a stint with Newcastle United and eventually earning the Parkhead club £10m, Rangers fans will be prepared to give the keeper hell on Saturday.

The keeper was also once sent off at Ibrox, Forster hauling down Steven Naismith in a 2-2 Scottish Cup draw in 2011.

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The Gers have impressed in pre-season so far, defeating Premier League opposition in the shape of West Ham, but Spurs will surely prove a sterner challenge.

The Champions League outfit look a hungrier proposition under ex-Juventus coach Conte and this will be a real test of Rangers’ credentials.

Meanwhile, Rangers appear to be closing in on a new signing from the East.

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