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Deleted Mystery Tweet Claims Celtic Star Is “Free Agent”



Leigh Griffiths has been the subject of intense speculation since it was first revealed that Celtic may not be taking up the option of extending his contract by a further year.

With the former Scotland hitman being linked with a return to his old club, Hibs,  it is still not known whether or not Griffiths will, in fact, remain at the Hoops. Until now.

This afternoon, Griffiths brother Aaron, tweeted a cryptic message which seemed to suggest that Griffiths has in fact been freed, “Not without a contract from Celtic he won’t he’s a free agent as far as I’m aware”.

The tweet was screenshot by user @Conor67_ as it was swiftly deleted which prompted many fans to wonder if the popular striker has in fact been released by the club.

Griffiths has not been without his controversies this season as his well reported off field issues have seriously impacted his ability to not only break through to the Celtic first team, but also the national squad.

The Celtic support are split on whether or not Griffiths should be offered a new deal for next season, but with Patryk Klimala already gone and Odsonne Edouard looking more likely to be heading to Leicester City, the question is not whether Celtic can afford to extend Griffiths contract but can they afford not to?

“POTENTIALLY £90m!” – JOURNALISTS AMAZING MANAGER GAMBLE CLAIM

Every Celtic supporter is familiar with Mark Guidi and his offerings, and sometimes rantings, whenever he appears on a radio football show.

When he used to work for Clyde1 on Superscoreboard, his overbearing ‘shout down’ style whenever he didn’t agree with a caller or if a caller challenged his opinion was a huge turn off.

Since he migrated over to The Go Radio Football Show, his style has calmed somewhat but he has come up with some belting quotes and this one really gets the juices going. When speaking about the Ange Postecoglou appointment, Guidi speaks of his reservations but then made an outlandish claim that even the Doc from Back to the Future isn’t qualified to make, “You couldn’t rule anything out. If he does have to come and isolate and like I said, nothing Ange Postecoglou, I’m not being disrespectful at all. I’m not trying to ridicule him with the old ‘Ange who?’, not at all.

If he’s offered the Celtic job, good luck to him. But I don’t know how Celtic have arrived to the conclusion that Ange Postecoglou is the right man to drive Celtic forward.

And that’s nothing against him. I just have a feeling that we’re missing something. Is it just buying time until Steve Clark is available? Possibly although he is still under contract. I don’t know, maybe I’m being very unfair.

“Celtic are in the Champions League qualifiers in July and August. That’s 30 million quid. If you win the league this season. It’s another 30 million quid because you’re right into the Champions League so that’s 60 million pounds.

“And you’re 30 million pounds of season ticket money, and as we all know, we all know Celtic supporters are swithering. If you want to add all that up that’s potentially 90 million pounds in the next year based on a large show on who your next manager is going to be and with the greatest respect to Ange Postecoglou, it’s a strange one for me.”

Quite the claim for Guidi and very dramatic, but it still didn’t encourage any extra callers to challenge that because, well, you know. It’s really not worth it.

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OUTSPOKEN PUNDIT PUMMELS BOARD WITH HYPOCRITICAL DEFENCE OF LENNON AND HAMMOND SIGNING POLICY

There has been a lot said about Celtic’s hunt for a new manager. The Celtic board have, quite rightly, been lambasted for their handling of the Eddie Howe affair and now they are being held to account for the potential shambles of the Ange Postecoglou appointment.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying the Postecoglou appointment IS a shambles, but the circus that has surrounded it is.

Speaking in his weekly column, Charlie Nicholas has criticised the board by, strangely, crediting the Lennon/Hammond regimes transfer policy, “Ange Postecoglou looks set to become Celtic manager – but how many top targets will he have missed out on by then? We had the Eddie Howe disaster but now they look to be finally in a position to land Postecoglou. There is no doubt that Neil Lennon and Nicky Hammond would have put transfer targets in place before they departed.”

What a strange comment. Are we talking about the same Hammond that identified Barkas, Duffy and Laxalt? The same Lennon that said he had been tracking Laxalt for almost two seasons before he managed to get him? Or the same two guys that identified Jonjoe “Pass it sideways” Kenny? And there have been many more!

This is coming from the same pundit, who just back in January said of the signing policy, “Celtic have gone backwards and the signings have been poor. They were lazy about the signings.” The hypocrisy is incomprehensible.

Sometimes I genuinely think these “pundits” just need to take a deep breath before speaking or writing, which actually makes what he said worse as writing requires a degree of thinking. Nope, wait. It makes sense now!

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THE CELTIC BOARDS POTENTIAL £30m FATAL MISTAKE LAID BARE BY SKY SPORTS JOURNALIST
There are just some people in the journalistic world you listen to …
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You know, it really is a strange one. Not the appointment of …
WHAT SUTTON SAID TODAY CONFUSED THE WHOLE OF CELTIC TWITTER
Right off the bat, Chris Sutton waded into the Ange Postecoglou debate …
GOT TO LOVE STRACHAN’S TAKE DOWNS. HERE ARE HIS BEST AT CELTIC
I read an article where Gordon Strachan absolutely destroyed the pundit's and …

AFRICAN MEDIA REPORT CELTIC “INTEREST” IN 90 CAP INTERNATIONAL STRIKER

As Celtic look to replace apparent outgoing striker Odsonne Edouard, they have been linked with Ghanaian international captain and striker Andre Ayew.

Ayew is available on a free after being released by Swansea since the Welsh club failed to secure their place in the mega bucks English Premier League after he 2-0 defeat by Brentford in May.

African media outlet Ghana Soccernet revealed Celtic’s supposed interest in the hitman as they negotiate the current transfer of Odsonne Edouard to Leicester City

Although not a prolific striker, Ayew did manage to score 17 goals in the English Championship last season but the experienced forward does have versatility as he is capable of playing as a winger on opposite sides of the pitch.

It does seem a strange link to make but I can see why as Celtic where linked with the big striker back in Brendan Rodgers reign when Ayew was five years younger, but even then, his goal scoring rate still wasn’t what many would call prolific.

With Celtic still officially manager less, there is no way to tell how much leverage there are in these rumours but is Ayew the man to replace the iconic Edouard? Not for me.

REPORT: HOWE ‘SPOKEN TO’ CENTENERY LEGEND TO JOIN TEAM. ARE CELTIC FANS READY FOR THIS?

A report has surfaced today that Eddie Howe has spoken to former Celtic warhorse Peter Grant to join his backroom team when he officially takes over the reigns at Paradise.

Grant was pivotal in his role in the famous Centenry Double season way back in 1988 where he helped Celtic lift the league and Scottish Cup double as part of a midfield duo with Paul McStay.

The boy from Bellshill, nicknamed ‘Peter the Pointer’ genuinely loved playing for the Hoops and it now looks like he could be in line for another sensational return to his boyhood heroes if Howe gets his way.

Grant was part of the ill fated Tony Mowbray era in season 2009/10 but with rumours of a bust up with Neil Lennon at the time, it seemed that was enough to end his coaching career at Paradise the first time around.

However, Grant could be in for a sensational and emotional return as part of Howe’s backroom team and if he is brought on board, one thing is for sure, the lack of commitment and passion shown by the players this season will most certainly not be tolerated by Grant and that is definitely something that is required at Celtic Park next season.

“WE KNOW HOW CLEVER THESE AGENTS ARE” – REPORTER’S INSIGHT AT HOWE HOLD UP

Now that Bournemouth’s season has officially come to an end, there seems to be no reason why Celtic can’t up the stakes and announce Eddie Howe as the new manager.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, journalist Mark Guidi, has given his insight into why he thinks the deals has been held up until now.

Guidi has hinted that the Howe’s agents are possible at play and suggested that bonus’s depending on Bournemouth’s fate must be the reason he can’t be unveiled, “I can only imagine that some kind of contractual situation where bearing in mind Eddie Howe and Bournemouth parted company in August of last year.

“I think that it might be that Eddie Howe, even though he’s not the manager and he’s been away, but there will be something his contract, because we know how clever these agents are. There will be something that where if Bournemouth go straight back up Eddie Howe’s on a bonus.

“It wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case and contractually, they need to wait until Bournemouth’s season comes to an end. So it could be his appointed in the next three or four days, or it may be we wait another 10 days or so for an appointment.”

Now that The Cherries are resigned to another season in the English Championship there should be no reason left now why the Celtic board cannot announce their man and get on with the rebuild to wrestle the title back from their rivals over the water.

CELTIC “EXPECTED” TO OFFER €8M FOR PROLIFIC FORWARD

Turkish media outlet , Milliyet today reports that Celtic are “expected” to offer €8m for prolific Gabonese forward Aaron Boupendza.

Boupendza currnetly plays for Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Lig and has so far notched twenty two goals in thirty eight appearances for the 6th place team.

The 24 year old was picked up on a free from French side Bourdeaux at the beginning of the season and has been an absolute sensation in Turkey’s top division and has started to attract attention from various other clubs, including Celtic.

It is reported that Celtic have already had a €6.5m bid rejected but Milliyet claims that is is expected that the Hoops will come in with a second bid of €8.5m, which will match the Turkish club’s valuation.

Boupndza is a Gabon international with sixteen appearances under his belt with just four international goals to his name.

A relative unknow to the game before his move to Hatayaspor, by all regards it seems Celtic see the front man as an ideal replacement for Frenchman Odsonne Edouard when he finally moves onto the English Premier League with Leicester City.

Although there is no word from Celtic regarding the transfer of Boupendza, it seems the Turkish media are almost certain that Celtic see the front man as the man to lead the line for the Hoops next season.

STUNNING REPORT WARNS “£10m” star could quit for free in summer

It was always thought that Ryan Christie still had a full year left of his contract to run and it seemed almost CERTAIN that the Hoops star would be sold in the summer as he looks set to take on a new challenge.

Today, a report has warned that Christie is free to talk to clubs in the summer as his current contract expires in January and not June next year as previously thought.

This will be a bitter blow to the Celtic board as Christie, once touted for a £10m move to Nice back in November last year, could now move for free in January as clubs can now come courting the midfielder as soon as July kicks in.

Christie has also been linked with big money moves to Arsenal and Burnley but this news now means if anyone wanted to take the Scotland star in the summer, Celtic would be need to accept a heavily reduced fee or be forced to lose him for free.

With the Euro’s approaching and Christie, barring injury, guaranteed to play in the blockbuster tournament, he has the opportunity to turn on the style and hike up his wage demands whilst the Celtic board can only look on with regret.

Whoever at board level is responsible for allowing this situation to come to light, never mind get to this point, should be hauled over the coals for this multi million pound blunder.

“If I had my last tenner” – Pundit gives massive Eddie Howe hint

As we come to the business end of the season and Celtic have nothing to play for, the talk still continues on who will succeed Neil Lennon as the next Hoops manager.

One pundit, however, is still confident that the seemingly number one choice for the board, Eddie Howe, will become the next manager and understands the fans frustrations at the time it is taking to get the deal over the line.

Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Andy Halliday said,“It’s all sort of speculation as we don’t know if Eddie Howe is keen to be the next Celtic manager.

“I think a lot of Celtic fans frustrations are because we’ve seen previous with this with Celtic when it’s trying to get players over the line for the like of John McGinn, to mention one.

“Eddie Howe will realise the size of Celtic Football Club. He knows what a massive job and a privilege it will be if he does manage to get over the and be the next Celtic manager.

“I personally feel as if, if I had to hang my hat and say my last ten pounds is going to be the next Celtic manager I do still think it’s going to be Eddie Howe but I can understand the Celtic fans frustrations as to why it is taking so long because ideally, they will want to get him in as soon as possible before the Euro’s start.”

With the talk of Howe taking over gone cold for the moment, Celtic fans are starting to wonder if his heart really is in coming to Glasgow and many are now of the opinion that the club should now be targeting another man.