Paul Robinson has slammed Southampton for “unfairly” pricing Celtic target Fraser Forster out of a move.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England goalkeeper has hailed the Scottish giants for rejuvenating the career of the 32-year-old after he had been frozen out by the Saints.
Celtic have made clear their desire to re-sign Forster this summer after his outstanding season on loan in his second spell at the club.
But the Hoops are dependent upon meeting Southampton’s asking price, should they wish to sell, as well as offer a package that can lure the giant keeper.
It will not be an easy deal to seal, with Football Insider being told by a recruitment source that the Premier League club value Forster at above £10million and he is on a contract worth in excess of £70,000-a-week.
“Southampton have unfairly price him out of a deal at the moment,” Robinson told Football Insider. “We are talking about a player who has not been anywhere near the first team squad in 12-18 months. He was surplus to requirements.
“He has gone to Celtic and rejuvenated his career and now looks like a top class goalkeeper again.”
Forster has played some of the best football of his career in his second spell at Parkhead.
He was integral to their successful title defence and delivered one of the outstanding individual displays of the season in last December’s Scottish League Cup win against Rangers.