FRASER Forster believes his long-term future lies away from Newcastle United.
The goalkeeper is on a season-long loan at Celtic, and the Scottish Premier League club have an option to buy the 23-year-old.
Hexham-born Forster hasn’t made a competitive first-team appearance for United, where Tim Krul has established himself as Alan Pardew’s No1.
Forster said: “I don’t really see myself going back to Newcastle, although you never say never in football.
“Things can change in an instant, so you never know, but I imagine I will be away from Newcastle.”
Celtic manager Neil Lennon is keen to sign him permanently, but Forster is happy to wait until the end of the season before entering into talks.
“Celtic have first option at the end of the summer,” he said. “To be honest, I’m happy leaving it to the summer.
“I would rather just concentrate on football, and that can all be done in the summer when we’re all off and there’s more time.
“We can sit down and sort it all out then.
“Obviously, if you’re playing well it helps, creates opportunities and strengthens your power of negotiation.
“It’s just important to play well and focus on the football, and, most importantly, win the league.”