Former Premier League goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, fears that Celtic may be priced out of a move for on-loan stopper, Fraser Forster, after his latest high profile heroics in the Europa League.
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson sees the only stumbling block to a potential move being the transfer fee demanded by his parent club, Southampton.
So what has Robinson said?
With Forster continuing to star between the sticks, the former Spurs keeper has had his say on whether or not he will get to stay at Parkhead:
“I think he’d be quite happy (to stay), looking at the way he’s turned his form around and turned his career around, I think he likes it at Celtic.”
“He seems to be the perfect fit and so long as Southampton don’t ask silly money, I can see him staying there.”
“The only problem you can see now for Fraser Forster is someone at Southampton has escalated ideas of price because he’s playing well and putting a value on they can’t afford.”
“That’s the only problem they’ve got, realistically six months ago he had no future at Southampton and they happily let him go. Just because the lad’s playing well, you hope that they’re not going to put an unrealistic price on him because he’s clearly a player they didn’t want.”
So is Robinson correct?
Forster was out of the picture at St Mary’s but has managed to propel himself into a position where he should be seriously considered for a recall to the England squad such has been his form.
The biggest threat to Neil Lennon’s chances of securing “The Great Wall‘s” signature previously was Southampton’s perilous position in the Premier League but now that they have recovered to the relative safety of mid-table he is more likely to be allowed to leave with little chance of returning to the starting XI.
Should Celtic break the bank for Forster?
Fans of the Parkhead club will be keeping their fingers crossed that the Saints aren’t hard to deal with as the giant Geordie continues to play an impressive role in the Celts dominance of Scottish football.