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“I think there’s more to come” – Postecoglou tells Celtic fans to brace themselves as star is going to get better

If Ange Postecoglou is anything, he is honest and upfront.

And when he tells you that you’ve not seen everything from a player who we can all see is in top form, you sit up and take notice.

Postecoglou was giving his pre match press conference when he was asked about right back , Anthony Ralston.

The Celtic gaffer was glowing in his praise for the 22 year old defender and told the Celtic fans to brace themselves as they’ve not seen the best of him yet, “Other people might have a different opinion of him, but, from the moment I walked in, all I’ve seen is a footballer who’s really eager to learn.

“He really wanted an opportunity and really wanted to take it. As a manager, that’s what you are looking for.

“You want guys who will give everything for that opportunity, who want to learn, be better and who demonstrate that every day in training, not just in games.

“Tony is one of those guys.

“Sometimes in a football career when there’s uncertainty or it looks like something could be taken away from you, getting a second bite at it makes you even more determined to get it right.

“He’s done everything right so far. I think there’s more to come.”

The Celtic fans have been blown away by Ralston’s turn of form this season and so have the club. So much so that there has been speculation that he is set to be offered a contract extension in the coming weeks.

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Australian media give Postecoglou transfer policy insight

As Celtic continue to be linked with various players ten weeks prior to the January window opening, Australian media outlet, The Canberra Times, has given an insight into the kind of player the Celtic boss wants to bring to Celtic.

Postecoglou always spoke of bringing a ‘culture’ to Paradise and that takes a special kind of player. And it is not solely based on footballing ability.

Postecoglou opened up on one of the major factors that he believes makes a player a perfect fit for his team, “I was confident with someone like Kyogo.

I kind of knew him really well from Japanese football. I knew his background and I asked enough people about him as a personality, to know he would cope well.

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“That is part of the process, particularly when you are talking about bringing in people in January when they are going to have to hit the ground running.

“Those are the things we will be looking into, not just their playing ability but also their personality.

“And a big part of it will be the ones who want to come here.

“When players show intent, people like Jota and Kyogo, there was never any discussion to try to convince them to come to Celtic, this was their preferred destination and this was a big part of it.”

And it is already paying dividends for the Celtic gaffer. And not just with Jota and Kyogo. Carter-Vickers and Hart are two prime examples of how getting players who want to play football will benefit the team so the January window will be extremely interesting to see what kind of targets Postecoglou has in mind.

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Celtic’s Brazilian target’s agent shares video of wonder goal

As the Celtic sphere gets excited about the newly reported transfer target of Fernando Henrique, there has already been much written about him and in fact, articles written about video footage of the young 20 year old midfielder.

But there was a video posted to YouTube by Henrique’s agency, Upper Agency, that was taken back in August 2020 that shows an incredible wonder strike by the Gremio midfielder that would grace any pitch across Europe.

The technique, composure and vision to pull off such a wonder strike is a thing of beauty at such a young age and with a further year of development under his belt since this video was shot, it is no wonder Gremio are looking for in excess of £3m for the midfield dynamo.

What was also interesting about this footage is the versatility of Henrique. Great at breaking up the play, superb in the pass, this is a type of player that would suit Ange Postecoglou’s style to a T.

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He can turn defence into attack with a pinpoint accuracy pass in a second but he also has the vision and nous to break up opposition play high up the pitch and in and around his own 18 yard box.

With Celtic gaffer, Ange Postecoglou, insisting that a defensive performance from the team is more important than a clean sheet, it seems this young man has it all in his locker to be a part of the Ange Revolution.

The only issue I can see with this move is the club’s ability to obtain a work permit, but with Postecoglou casting his net further than the Asian markets, this January window is certainly going to be an interesting one.

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“My biggest concern is he’ll be gone by 1st January” – ACSOM raises concerns about ‘special talent’

The thing I love most about Celtic fans is that they can spot a player.

Not just any player. That kind of player that you know is going to light up Celtic Park with brilliant football, deft touches and bits of magic that gets bums off seats.

Celtic are synonymous with that type of player.

Speaking on his A Celtic State of Mind podcast, Paul John Dykes was speaking of one such player in Filipe Jota after Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Celtic Park and laid out his concerns that with the Hoops current run of form and state of the club behind the scenes, the appeal of a permanent may be lost on the young winger, “I’ve watched the performance there and yes, whenever you compare players people call you a mug.

I see a lot of David Ginola in Jota. The way he plays the game, the cultured manner in which he plays it. The mazy runs. The fact that he can do it five yards from his own touch line, five yards from the oppositions touchline.

He’s a special, special talent.

But my biggest concern is Jota will be away back home, first of January.

Now, maybe not in the first of January, but we’ve got an option to buy this player and you’ve got to ask yourself why, why would he want to come?

One would hope by then, the club would have sorted out it’s internal issues and would not only become more stable, but look like a top professional club should do.

But then we all know this Celtic board. They don’t do professional.

They are amateur hour except that hour has lasted almost twelve months now.

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“I think they’d give him a chance” – Alan Brazil urges Celtic move for former England star

As Celtic look to build their squad for the upcoming season, what has been apparent is the squads lack of depth as they try to cope with their current injury crisis.

With Callum McGregor and James Forrest out of Celtic’s midfield there is an imbalance in the middle of the park that needs to be rectified.

Speaking on Talksport (as cited by Football Scotland), former Celtic player Alan Brazil has urged Hoops boss, Ange Postecoglou, to make his move for former England international, Jack Wilshere.

In his hey day, Wilshere was tipped to become the hottest property in English football when he broke through the scene at Arsenal but injury has hampered him throughout his career and as the talented midfielder looks to find himself a new club, Brazil reckons Celtic would be a perfect fit for a short term measure, “By the way, Scottish football’s not slow you know.

“It’s lively up there, as one or two people have found out when they’ve gone up there.

“But I think the Celtic fans would take to him [Wilshere] if he found his form, with his dribbling skills and taking the ball and running at defenders.

“I think they’d give him a chance, they really would.”

Wilshere undoubtedly has talent, his thirty four caps for his country have proved that but can the Hoops really take a chance on an injury prone player? Not to mention he would be be seriously unfit and would take some time to get up to any kind of fitness levels that Postecoglou’s style of football demands.

Celtic would do well to steer clear of this one and concentrate on targets that can make an immediate impact on the first team.

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Welsh Media Report One Last Piece Of Celtic Related Transfer Business

This has been a long transfer window. I’m not going to lie. The constant updates and searching for that little nugget of information that could lead to new Celtic transfer news has been tiring.

So when the window slammed shut last night, it was a chance to take a deep breath, sit back and relax and start to enjoy just talking about the football again.

We’ll maybe keep that sentiment for tomorrow because this morning, one last piece of transfer news broke regarding ex Celt, Olivier Ntcham.

Ntcham was incredibly released by the club just over a month ago and has since failed to find a club. Until now.

Once valued at £14m, Ntcham has seen a major decline in his career as he appeared to down tools last year after Celtic refused to sell him as they focused on the ten in a row campaign.

Reports this morning suggest that the enigmatic Frenchman may have found himself a new club as Wales Online have told that they expect the former France u21 star to sign for Swansea today.

The former Celtic midfielder is said to be undergoing a medical at the English Championship club as they look to spearhead a promotion push to the English Premier League.

If The Swans get the Olivier Ntcham that the Hoops supporters fell in love with under Brendan Rodgers, then what a player they will have on their hands.

But if it’s the same Ntcham we had come to know that led him to being freed in the summer, I hope the Welsh side have an insurance policy back up.

“I Think We’ll Be Seeing Him In The Premier League” – Pundit Says Hoops Star Move Is Imminent

Celtic fans will be hoping that Ryan Christie will sign a new contract. Of that there is no doubt.

The form the Scotland midfielder is showing under Ange Postecoglou is reminiscent of the type of form that we saw under Brendan Rodgers Invincibles team.

Direct, dynamic and an eye for a pass, Christie has been scintillating so far this season and the fans are hopeful that nowt the joy is back in his game it may tempt him to sing a contract extension.

Not so says Noel Whelan. The former Aberdeen man says that Christie is likely to end up in England in this transfer window and that any money Celtic receive can only be perceived as a bonus.

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said, “I think we’ll be seeing him in the Premier League.

“I think any money that comes in with only six months left on the contract is a bonus.

“For Celtic, I just think it’s a matter of getting whatever they can right now.

“Get him off the books if he isn’t going to sign another contract. Get a fee for him and maybe use that to pay another player’s wages who can come in and replace him.

“They’ve been in the market for a centre-half and a left-back for a while now at Celtic, and this money could go a long way towards getting that done.”

Celtic fans will be hoping he has this wrong and that Christie will in fact stay at the Hoops for another year. But as each day passes, it seems less and less likely that is going to happen.

“I Would Go For Two” – Mark Guidi Name Checks Possible Celtic Target. This Name Just Won’t Go Away.

As Celtic set the heather on fire on the pitch, the fans are looking for the board to do the same off it.

With Ange Postecoglou confident of sealing more deals before the transfer window, plans should be afoot for the eventual departure of Odsonne Edouard.

The Frenchman is being heavily tipped to leave Celtic this summer and journalist, Mark Guidi, has urged the Hoops to look closer to home to find his replacement.

Speaking on Go Radio, Guidi said, “If I’m Celtic, I would be going for two. Kevin Nesbit and A.N. Other.

“With the greatest respect, looking for an upgrade. I’ve said the same about the goalkeeping situation, if the right striker becomes available there’s nothing wrong with negotiating as long as you get the right type of player.

If you think that there is a title winning striker out there, bearing in mind if Edouard goes, that’s going to get you your 20-25 goals the Celtic should be paying that type of money.

But Celtic need a title winning striker and they should be going out and paying the money as long as it’s the right one.”

Guidi is not the first pundit to tell Celtic to sign the Scotland international. Former Hoops midfielder Davie Provan is also a fan and he said that Nesbit would be a “terrific” signing for the Parkhead club.

No doubt, Nesbit is a different type of player to Edouard but he does know where the back of the net is and with Ange Postecoglou’s style of football he could turn into a prolific striker with the amount of chances that would be served up to him in this Celtic side.

“That Screams Project Signing To Me” – Top Podcaster on Celtic’s Next Potential Move

I think everyone can agree that it’s great we are finally seeing some more transfer activity at Celtic.

As we approach the business end of the window, the capture of Josip Juranovic will be clubs EIGHTH signing of the summer if, as expected, the deal goes ahead this week.

With Celtic still requiring reinforcements in the centre back position, the talk of Liam Scales being the next addition becoming the next player to join Ange Postecoglou’s revolution is now the next hot topic.

Speaking on the A Celtic State of Mind podcast, host Paul John Dykes cast the rule over this potential signing and says even if this deal is concluded, further reinforcements are still needed as he believes Scales is not ready for the Hoops first team, “Liam Scales is an interesting one.

He plays centre half. He plays for Shamrock Rovers. He’s 23 years of age. He is the Republic of Ireland under 21 internationalist.

For me this has Dermot Desmond’s dibs all over it. He has a 25% share in Shamrock Rovers.

He obviously knows the player. Their manager has revealed that it looks as if that deal will be done.

Even if it is done we need another half. That screams project signing to me.

And not many can argue with that point. At 23 years of age, Scales is hardly a youngster but he is most definitely not the finished article.

Although he has experience of winning the Irish League, the step up to joining a club like Celtic will be huge and time will tell if he is ready for that jump.

Whether he is a Desmond signing or not (and in all likelihood, he is) it does look like the move will be going ahead this week after Rovers’ Europa League tie on Thursday.

Davie Provan Drops Possible Transfer Destination For Celtic Star

I’m hoping this story goes one of two ways.

Either Odsonne Edouard leaves Celtic really soon and the Hoops get as much money as they possibly can or the big Frenchman signs a new deal at Celtic, buys into Ange Postecoglou‘s style of football, shines and then earns his big money move away next summer.

Unfortunately I don’t think the latter will be an option and neither does former Celtic midfielder Davie Provan.

Speaking on Go Radio, Provan states the obvious in that Edouard want’s to leave the club but then drops a new name into the mix at to where the Frenchman’s next destination could be, “I don’t think Edouard wants to be in Glasgow.

I think it’s pretty obvious over the last couple of years. He’s been half the player that he was two or three seasons ago.

There’s now talk about Nice being interested and he might fancy a back to France.

I think we are seeing the final days of Odsonne Edouard at Celtic.”

With Edouard’s contract demands seeing a succession of clubs back away from a possible transfer deal, it does look more and more likely that, unless he is open to negotiation, Celtic could lose their former talisman for free as he is eligible to sign a pre contract in January.

With the emergence of Kyogo Furuhashi, the impact of Edouard leaving will be cushioned somewhat but with Leigh Griffiths nowhere to be seen and Albian Ajeti looking somewhat wanting in front of goal, quality cover up top is in short supply for Postecoglou if Edouard does eventually go this summer.

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