“Then your old pal Brendan Rodgers might look up the road” – Roger Hannah sends transfer warning for popular Hoops star
Celtic have an array of talent in their squad. Of that there is no doubt.
From Jota to Hatate to Cameron Carter Vickers, every position in the team has quality in it.
And with that comes the inevitable rumours of players being tracked by clubs down south.
For me, that’s just part and parcel of having a successful team and I could live with that if it meant that Celtic were to pick up trophy after trophy.
But is there a chance we could lose one of those players this summer?
Roger Hannah thinks there could be a chance that Brendan Rodgers could nick in and try to take Matt O’Reilly if a £50m move for James Maddison goes through this summer.
Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Hannah said, “The worry in the back of the minds of a lot of Celtic fans is if Newcastle do pay £50 million for James Madison, then your old pal Brendan Rodgers might look up the road and try and take Matt O’Reilly to Leicester to replace James Maddison because he could go in there.
“He’s been far better in a short space of time than I was expecting him to be when he first arrived from MK Dons.
“We knew he was a good player, but it sometimes takes a lot of 21 years of age a little bit of time to settle in.
“He’s hitting the ground running here. Wouldn’t surprise me if you saw him in the World Cup finals this summer.
“So far he’s only got to Denmark under 21 level. He is playing so well. And playing so well on a big level.
“All it would really need, I think, is for Matt O’Reilly to take that form into the six Champions League group games and it would be very, very hard for the Danes not to take him to Qatar.”
The Celtic support saw how good he was from the first game he pulled on the Hoops.
And what we also appreciate is how humble and how O’Reilly has taken the club to his heart.
One thing you can be sure of is, money will not motivate O’Reilly’s next move. He has already proven that he is not consumed by earning his next paycheck.
He wants to play football and win trophies. Celtic already give him that.
If an offer is made for him by Rodgers, it had better be a bloody good one or we should chase him back down the road.
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