Celtic’s pursuit of two players from South Korea seems to have raised questions amongst the supporters on whether or not these latest signings are Brendan Rodgers‘ or the last drips of scouting knowledge from Ange Postecoglou’s reign.
And Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph has taken to Twitter to clear up the rumours online that the current Celtic additions are Ange Postecoglou’s signings.
Joseph tweeted, “Seeing a lot of comments regarding Celtic’s global recruitment search.
“These aren’t “Ange signings”. Ange’s influence definitely guided Celtic towards these untapped markets.
“Celtic scouts/recruitment know them well now. They’re continuing to identify targets in these areas.”
In reality, Celtic’s scouting network has been first class for the past two seasons. There’s no doubt that we have, and still are, taking advantage of what we have learned from the Asian market from the former Celtic gaffer.
It has proven very successful and long may that continue. But if anyone thinks that just because Ange has left our interest in the Asian and Australian markets went with him are seriously mistaken.
I would expect to see us continue our scouting in the Asian region for many years yet. Celtic are a global club. We have a global fanbase. It is only right that we also have a global scouting network.
I’ve never understood why journalists get themselves involved in this kind of nonsense. After Celtic signed Odin Thiago Holm yesterday, almost immediately Ewan Murray felt the need to criticise the club.
For those that are unfamiliar with Murray, he’s a golf reporter that supports Heart but continually tweets negativity about Celtic.
His nonsense on Twitter knows no bounds. In fact, he tweets more about Celtic than his own club. Many would assume that he has an anti-Celtic agenda but then, those that think that are just paranoid, right?
Anyway, after Celtic invested £2.5m on Holm, Murray came away with this nonsense:
Firstly, as Ewan well knows, if youth players are not good enough, they don’t get to play for Celtic. Those that are, do.
It’s a simple concept that he seems to miss. Another simple concept, no fact, even is that Celtoc have lost their real top talents tithe likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Again, not Celtic’s fault. When clubs of this ilk come calling then it’s really difficult to say no. Especially with the promise of playing in the English Premier League or the Bundesliga.
Murray’s obsession with all things Celtic is strange to say the least. I think he should just stick to golf because when he talks about football, he just makes a Tit-elist of himself.
With some of the top teams in Europe rumoured to be interested in the right-back, former Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong appears destined to be at the centre of a transfer war this summer.
The 22-year-old just had a great Bundesliga season with Bayer Leverkusen, and has held his place in the Netherlands national team.
And now, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Frimpong could be “one to watch” this summer as far as a transfer goes after the player’s agents “meeting” with the management of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United.
Romano tweeted, “Jeremie Frimpong remains one to watch this summer as his agent met with Barcelona, Bayern and Man United almost two months ago.
“Dutch RB completed the season with 10 assists and 9 goals. Bayer Leverkusen hope to keep him but they’re aware of big clubs interest.”
Leverkusen will be extremely confident of doubling or possibly quadrupling, the £11.5M cost paid to acquire Frimpong’s services from the Chelsea previous season, which he concluded with 10 assists and nine goals.
This is outstanding news for Celtic as they will be due anything up to 30% of any future fee that Frimpong manages to garner due to a release clause inserted into the transfer deal with Leverkusen.
Celtic are looking to get the go-ahead to seal the deal for Odin Thiago Holm from Valerenga for £2.5 million according to the Daily Record.
He’s a talented midfielder from Norway and he’s already played for their national team twice.
Celtic were keen on him earlier in the summer but that was before Ange Postecoglou left for Spurs.
But even without a manager, Celtic still want to make this transfer happen in a deal that will include a sell on clause should they Holm later on in his career.
Celtic have already tried to sign him before but a deal couldn’t be struck with Valerenga.
Now they’re offering even more money and upped their bid from £2m and the Valerenga bosses are discussing it. Holm is their best player and he’s been with the team since 2019.
At just 20 years old, Holm is an exciting prospect and it seems as though Celtic are extremely keen on getting this deal over the line.
In 91 career appearances the talented midfielder has scored 13 goals but clearly the recruitment department have seen something in the young Norwegian to tempt them to make an increased offer.