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Celtic: Paul Robinson believes Southampton’s £10m valuation of Fraser Forster is unfair

Celtic: Paul Robinson believes Southampton’s £10m valuation of Fraser Forster is unfair - Celtic

Celtic are hoping to secure a permanent deal for Fraser Forster this summer after a successful loan spell but, according to ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, his valuation by parent club Southampton is excessive.

Football Insider reported that a recruitment source has said that the Premier League club value Forster at more than £10m and he is on a contract worth in excess of £70,000-a-week.

In response, Robinson spoke to Football Insider and said, “Southampton have unfairly priced him out of a deal at the moment. 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.”

It’s hard to disagree with Robinson on this one, as Forster has played 28 games and kept 14 clean sheets whilst only conceding 17 goals this season for Celtic, via Transfermarkt. His performances have had many fans of the club begging for him to stay and his statistics highlight why they have loved him so much this campaign.

However, at the age of 32, £10m seems a lot to spend on him (their record outlay on a player is £9.27m) and Celtic might have to reevaluate their options.

It is unfair for the goalkeeper as well, as he has been surplus to requirements at the Saints since Ralph Hasenhuttl became manager and, after a renaissance back at Parkhead, he could be denied a move which might have enabled him to finish out his career on a high.

Celtic fans, is the valuation for Forster too high? Comment below with your views!


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