SOUTHAMPTON have been accused of pricing Fraser Forster out of a return to Celtic.
The Hoops have been pushing the south coast club for a response in their bid to bring back the keeper to Parkhead, as CQN reported.
However, according to a report, the Premier League team have valued their snubbed shotstopper in the £10million region – the same fee they paid the Hoops for the six times-capped England international in the summer of 2014.
Thirty-two-year-old Forster had slumped to No.3 in the pecking order at St Mary’s behind Alex McCarthy and Angus Gunn before he kick-started his career during his loan switch to the nine-in-a-row champions in August last year.
If the story and the asking fee are accurate, it will kill off any hopes of the towering No.1 helping Neil Lennon’s men in their historic tilt at 10 in a row and achieving his dream of finishing his playing days in the east end of Glasgow.
Forster is under contract at the Saints until June 2022 and ex-Spurs netminder Paul Robinson told Football Insider: “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 to 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.”
Talks are likely to continue between the clubs as they seek to resolve the situation.