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Robinson tips Celtic to agree deal with Premier League club for £70,000-a-week player

Paul Robinson

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Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson tipped Celtic to agree on a permanent deal with Southampton for goalie Fraser Forster.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Robinson said there would be a deal achievable for both parties.

It is believed that Forster’s £70,000-a-week contract makes a permanent move to Celtic unlikely for the keeper, but Robinson revealed he was confident a deal could be reached.

When asked at Southampton valuing Forster at £25m+ and whether that is a kick in the teeth for Forster as Celtic are unlikely to spend that, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think it’s an unrealistic price given the two or three years that he has had. Southampton have made it clear that they don’t want him.

“So I think it would be harsh on him if they put that kind of price tag on him, they paid £10million when they bought him. And with him surplus to requirements if they can get anywhere near to getting their money back plus his wages, as they won’t want to keep paying him his wages, that would be good.

“So it has to be a deal that works for both and I don’t see how they can demand that much for him. And I think there will be a deal that’s achievable for both parties and both will be looking to complete that, and they’d be wise to at the moment.”

Source- Footballinsider

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