Danny Mills believes Southampton’s reported £25million valuation of Fraser Forster is “relatively cheap” compared to what other goalkeepers are sold for in the transfer market.
Responding to claims that Saints’ asking price for Forster is too high, Mills told Football Insider that he believes Celtic would be getting a bargain by splashing £25million on the shot-stopper.
No, relatively cheap, isn’t it? It sounds ridiculous but it’s what you’d expect. It’s not an extortionate price, it’s a third of the price of other top goalkeepers, so I don’t think in any shape or form it’s an outrageous fee.
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While Forster has been in excellent form for Celtic, to suggest that £25million is “relatively cheap” is a ridiculous comment to make.
It’s nigh on impossible that the Hoops would be able to afford to sign him permanently if Southampton are going to demand a figure even close to that region.
Furthermore, £25million is certainly not the going rate for a 31-year-old ‘keeper who was deemed surplus to requirements at a Premier League side at the start of the season.