'It's unfair on Celtic' - Exclusive: Southampton's Forster price tag savaged by Robinson
Paul Robinson fears Celtic may be priced out of a permanent move for Fraser Forster due to the “unrealistic” and “unfair” price tag set by Southampton.
The former Spurs and Leeds goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, heaped praise on the 32-year-old for reigniting his career in Scotland having been frozen out at St. Mary’s.
As revealed by Football Insider, The Saints have dropped their price tag to £10million for the England international due to the financial implications of the coronavirus.
However, this would still mean Neil Lennon would have to break the club transfer record of £9million paid for Odsonne Edouard two years ago.
Forster has hugely impressed in his 28 league appearances this season, keeping 14 clean sheets in the process.
When asked by Football Insider if signing the shot-stopper should be the priority at Parkhead this summer, Robinson said:“It is an unrealistic price tag put on him by Southampton.
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“He is a player that was frozen out, not even in the squad and clearly was not wanted.
“Credit to the player who has gone up and rejuvenated his career. He has played extremely well and got the number one shirt.
“It seemed as if he had lost his desire at Southampton after signing that long-term deal. He barely played again.
“But he has done really well at Celtic and he is key to a lot of what they have done this year. His performances have been excellent.
“It is unfair on Celtic to ask them to pay £10million for a player who was not in the Southampton squad eight months ago. It is Southampton’s prerogative but it could price him out of a move to Celtic.”
Forster still has two years remaining on his contract on the south coast.
Second choice goalkeeper Craig Gordon could also be set for a summer exit with his contract expiring at the end of May.
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