Transfer Rumours

Andybhoy88

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It's no easy to find another Larsson or Lubo though, Andy.
Ok take Lustig as an example then? A solid consistent RB for many years was signed on a pre-contract at the age of 24. Or Johann Mjallby a solid CB signed for £1.5m at the age of 27. Or Joos Valgaeren another solid CB signed for around £3.5m at the age of 24.

Just because players are not easy to find doesn't mean they are not out there. The point I'm making is that due to the narrow criteria set out in our signing policy we're not even looking for players like this anymore. These guys weren't world beaters who were going to fetch massive sell on fees but they were established first team players who came in and improved us.
 

Bridie Bhoy

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I agree that we would benefit from a couple of seasoned pros at the back and in the middle of the park. At the moment we seem to be investing in smaller, faster, highly skilled lightweight athletes who try to play football like it's ballet. This is all fine and well until certain Lanarkshire refs decide to allow our opponents to resort to 1980s blood-and-snotters thuggery, then we end up being bullied off the unwatered plastic/uncut grass pitch. The problem is that many of these hardened players that you can pick up for £4-5m are also looking for a last big payday, so it is the wages that cost the real money. For value for money this probably means looking for Scandanavian or Eastern European players.

Personally I'd love to see us free up the wages of those 7 or 8 player's that never play for us and invest this in 2 or 3 experienced players, but this is very easy to say but much more difficult to do in reality as you need someone prepared to buy these under-performers and the player has to want to go as well.
 

Theverdict1

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There's a lot of talk about James McCarthy signing in this window. Given that Broony is on his way out and the lack of consistency with Ntcham, i think he would be a fantastic signing.
Every transfer window he is mentioned. It’s like every time we need a new manager Moyes gets mentioned. Who is going to pay his wages? Or will he come for a massive pay cut? Because he is on around £50k a week if reports are correct.
 

CalumHH

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Every transfer window he is mentioned. It’s like every time we need a new manager Moyes gets mentioned. Who is going to pay his wages? Or will he come for a massive pay cut? Because he is on around £50k a week if reports are correct.
Talk is he's going to sign a 6 month loan, then Everton will open talks in the summer about whether they want to keep him or sell him to us. If Broony leaves it'll make his wages considerably more affordable.
 

Theverdict1

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Talk is he's going to sign a 6 month loan, then Everton will open talks in the summer about whether they want to keep him or sell him to us. If Broony leaves it'll make his wages considerably more affordable.
As I said, he pops up every window. Is this just rumours or do you think it’s actually a thing this time? I would prefer a loan of a RB as we need that more than another midfielder right now.

It seems that everybody apart from Celtic staff knows where we are weakest.

I was talking to a couple of my Sevco pals and they were buzzing at Rogers statement that we won’t invest. They are going all in and we stick. Unbelievable. Yet again. We never fucking learn.
 

CalumHH

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As I said, he pops up every window. Is this just rumours or do you think it’s actually a thing this time? I would prefer a loan of a RB as we need that more than another midfielder right now.

It seems that everybody apart from Celtic staff knows where we are weakest.

I was talking to a couple of my Sevco pals and they were buzzing at Rogers statement that we won’t invest. They are going all in and we stick. Unbelievable. Yet again. We never fucking learn.
Mostly rumour and tabloid speculation, he wants first team football and Everton can't give him that this season. Celtic have apparently made an approach, as have West Ham. We'll have to wait and see how it plays out, personally i think it's far more likely now than in previous seasons that he'll join Celtic.
 

Millsy

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As I said, he pops up every window. Is this just rumours or do you think it’s actually a thing this time? I would prefer a loan of a RB as we need that more than another midfielder right now.

It seems that everybody apart from Celtic staff knows where we are weakest.

I was talking to a couple of my Sevco pals and they were buzzing at Rogers statement that we won’t invest. They are going all in and we stick. Unbelievable. Yet again. We never fucking learn.
Don't think he said we ''won't invest '' - he made the point that we would not be signing a ''marquee'' player , which I take as meaning no big name for the sake of a big name ( like Keane ( R ) , and Keane ( Robbie ) etc.
I would certainly like to think that he will be recruiting for the positions that we all agree need strengthening - RB and CH especially .
 

Theverdict1

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Don't think he said we ''won't invest '' - he made the point that we would not be signing a ''marquee'' player , which I take as meaning no big name for the sake of a big name ( like Keane ( R ) , and Keane ( Robbie ) etc.
I would certainly like to think that he will be recruiting for the positions that we all agree need strengthening - RB and CH especially .
He mentioned £4m, that immediately ruled out all the players mentioned.
 

Theverdict1

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I agree with BR the players mentioned are not worth £4m....doesn't mean we won't splash out for someone who is quality
Did he say they weren’t worth that? I didn’t see that. He said £4m is not part of our plans. That’s not the same as saying the players aren’t good enough. I don’t know enough about them to make that judgement, how did you arrive at that conclusion?
 

kelly

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Celtic football club is pleased to announce today the signing of naebuddy after weeks of speculation we understand that tomorrow we will be signing naecunt (reported cousin of neymar )

Our scource understands that swoops for nofknhim and awffs will be concluded nearer the close of january window
 
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