Alan Hutton suggests that Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is frustrated that Southampton have inflated their demands for his signing.
The former Aston Villa and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively at Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that it is disappointing the Saints could price the Bhoys out of turning Forster’s loan permanent.
As revealed by Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, Southampton believe they could pocket £25million-plus for Forster after his performances as they plot on selling him in 2020.
Having seen Forster dazzle for the Hoops during his second spell in Glasgow, Hutton says both the player and the Scottish champions will be tearing their hair out over his parent club’s demands.
“There’s no way Celtic would be paying £25million for a goalkeeper,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“He’s been amazing for them, he’s been outstanding and this is the thing that frustrates me with loans – if you bring in a player and he does well for your team, he wasn’t playing at his club and you want to buy him, the price rockets.
“It must be frustrating for players and clubs. Obviously that player’s come in and done well, Forster’s come in to Celtic, done excellent and all of a sudden the price has shot up.
“It’s a shame for him, it’s a shame for the player because he obviously loves playing there and then for a move not to happen, it can be really disappointing.”
Forster has played 24 times since returning to Parkhead over the summer, with a total of 221 appearances under his belt for the Bhoys.