Former Ibrox player mixes the pot with stupid Celtic player claim. Did he not listen to Ange?
The transfer incomings of Celtic this window have been well and truly covered in the past two weeks.
In fact, when Ange Postecoglou said that the clubs transfer business is finished as things stand, it seems that the door for any more new arrivals is closed as long as nothing drastic happens to the squad.
So it seems the focus is more on getting players out the door.
Valuable playing time for players on the fringe with loan moves and, more crucially, getting players off the wage bill who are simply no longer part of Ange Postecoglou’s plans.
Which makes this report look very strange.
Former *Rangers and Scotland defender Alan Hutton has made a ridiculous claim that the Hoops could still offload Stephen Welsh, even though the Celtic gaffer has told him he is going nowhere.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said, “I understand they don’t want to loan him with an option to buy. I think they’d probably much rather an upfront payment.
“It doesn’t surprise me that other teams are looking at him.
“It’s difficult to tell what he’s worth, isn’t it? It’s not like he’s been playing there for years.
“I think if they could probably get £2-3million, with a chance of a sell-on fee, that would be the route they would go down. There’s obviously potential there.
“Going back to the likes of Hickey, we were talking £15million, in the region of that, for someone that they bought a couple of million.
“If they can get £2-3million through the door with a sell-on fee in case he does go and fulfil that potential and go to a higher level, I think that would be ideal for Celtic.”
Unlike his old club (it’s not really because that one is dead. But you know what I mean), Celtic do not need to sell or rely on free transfers to strengthen the side.
Hutton should be shining the spotlight further south of Glasgow and ask why the Ibrox outfit have still not spent a penny again in this window and stay out of Celtic’s business.