Danny Mills suggested that £25million was a relatively cheap price to pay for goalkeeper Fraser Forster following his performances for Celtic this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England international admitted it sounded ridiculous but implied £25million was a bargain price for Forster given what other top goalkeepers go for.
It is believed that Celtic are unlikely to sign Forster on a permanent basis as his Southampton contract is worth £70,000-a-week and runs until 2022.
Mills explained that £25million was a third of the price other top goalkeepers go for, so in his opinion, it wouldn’t be an outrageous fee for someone to pay.
When asked if Southampton want too much money for Forster by believing he is worth £25m+, Mills told Football Insider: “No, relatively cheap, isn’t it?
“It sounds ridiculous but it’s what you’d expect.
“It’s not an extortionate price, it’s a third of the price of other top goalkeepers, so I don’t think in any shape or form it’s an outrageous fee.”
Forster has made 20 appearances for Neil Lennon’s side this season, conceding 13 goals while keeping nine clean sheets in the process.
The 31-year-old lifted his first bit of the silverware on Sunday with him playing a major part in the Hoops’ 1-0 victory over Rangers in the Scottish Cup final.
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