Paul Robinson tipped Celtic to be able to agree a deal with Southampton over the permanent signing of goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England No.1 stated there would be a deal achievable for both parties in the summer that could see Forster permanently join the Hoops.
It is believed that Forster’s £70,000-a-week contract makes a permanent move to Celtic unlikely for the keeper, but Robinson revealed he was confident a deal could be reached.
The former England shot-stopper explained that Southampton probably wouldn’t be able to get £25million for the 31-year-old and would be lucky to get the £10million back they shelled out on him.
When asked at Southampton valuing Forster at £25m+ and whether that is a kick in the teeth for Forster as Celtic are unlikely to spend that, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think it’s an unrealistic price given the two or three years that he has had.
“Southampton have made it clear that they don’t want him.
“So I think it would be harsh on him if they put that kind of price tag on him, they paid £10million when they bought him.
“And with him surplus to requirements if they can get anywhere near to getting their money back plus his wages, as they won’t want to keep paying him his wages, that would be good.
“So it has to be a deal that works for both and I don’t see how they can demand that much for him.
“And I think there will be a deal that’s achievable for both parties and both will be looking to complete that, and they’d be wise to at the moment.”
Forster has featured 20 times for the Hoops this season, keeping nine clean sheets while only conceding 13 goals in the process.
The 31-year-old struggled to feature for the Saints in his 2018/19 campaign as he managed to make only one Premier League appearance.
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