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Celtic face competition for defenders signature

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Sometimes you just have to wonder how much truth is actually in these transfer rumours that are continually linked to Celtic.

From Jota is signing next week (which was reported three effing weeks ago) to Abu Fani to Alexandro Bernabei, no one really knows what’s going on until the player is in Celtic Park with the scarf aloft their heads.

Take this report from Glasgow World (exactly, who?) that claims Celtic are in the mix for Liverpool’s Ben Davies.

The same Ben Davies that ‘forgot’ to sign a contract when Lenny tried to buy him until he was then lured to Liverpool in a move that set back his career at least two seasons.

Now Liverpool want £4m for a player they signed for £1m and Celtic should tell them to get stuffed.

But then, are we really in for him at all?

To me it’s just another lazy story drummed up to get Davies a move down south and what bigger name than Celtic to get Davies name trending out there?

It seems we are now faced with ‘competition’ from Middlesbrough (yeah, another lazy link) so I say let them have him.

Davies chased the money last season to warm Liverpools bench, let him chase the money again and play in Englands second tier to chase a dream whilst we play Champions League football.

Anyways, look how it worked out for us the last time a player chose money over medals last season……..

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Roger Hannah makes bizarre transfer financial prediction if Jota signs

On their way to Paradise

This was a strange statement to make and in some ways, I genuinely wonder why Roger Hannah on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard said it.

Speaking about Celtic’s recent transfer business, Hannah seemed to intimate that if Celtic land the winger, the rest of our transfer business could suffer due to the financial layout of the deal, “So much of the work to be done, transfer wise, by Celtic revolves around whether or not they get Jota.

If Jota signs then don’t need another wide player.

If Jota signs it will be a real boost for the supporters and also if Jota signs, they’ll have to pay a pretty penny to get him.

£6.5m to Benfica to get him. I think that will cut back on the scope to get a lot of signings.

But you need to remember the work not just in January, but last summer Ange Postecoglou did.

This isn’t a summer where Celtic have got six or seven or eight players out of contract or a year to go and ready to move on.

They’ve got a reasonably settled side/squad. Two or three little bits of business, you know, a backup left back which could be Bernabei.

A backup goalkeeper which is Siegrist. Getting the Carter Vickers deal done. Making sure that the Maeda deal went through.

And….Jota.”

The Jota deal will not hamper any more transfer business the club will do. With Champions League money still there to be spent on top of the money reaped in from last seasons sales, if Ange wants to add another player to the team, you better believe he will get the funds to do it.

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“Is not in the managers reckoning” – Former Celt predicts huge summer exit

For Celtic fans, it’s great to see players coming in to the club.

New faces always brings a buzz to the team and the supporters.

But what about those players that are no longer part of the managers plans?

Well there is one that former Celt Frank McAvennie reckons that could be on his way out of the club.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said, “They need another centre half.

“That’s the biggest thing for me because obviously Jullien is not in the manager’s reckoning. He’s been fit, unfit, he’s been on the bench so he’s not had a runout.

“For me I don’t think he’s the kind of player the manager wants. Whether that’s right or wrong I don’t know but I would like to see another centre half coming in.

“We’ve signed Carter-Vickers which was a great piece of business and I just think we need another one. Tony Ralston’s come on leaps and bounds and Juranovic for me is a great full back and Tony’s pushed him all the way which is great.

“But the most important position for me is the centre midfield. I think they need someone who can break things up. I don’t think they realise how much of a job Scott Brown did.

“No disrespect to the boys that are in midfield, they’re all great players going forward but none of them is that catalyst you need to hold and break down things.

“That would make me a very happy person if we could get somebody like that in.”

Will Jullien move on or fight for his place in the team? I hope he stays. He could provide decent cover in case of injury but with one year left on his deal, maybe it’s time to try and recoup at least some of the £7m paid out for him.

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A Bola’s ‘coming days’ update is good news for Celtic fans

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Jota, Jota, Jota.

We all expect him to sign but we just don’t know when.

After what seems like an endless holiday, the Portuguese star looks set to put his hand to pen and sign a permanent contract with Celtic.

Portuguese media outlet, A Bola, posted an update and it seems that the signing may not be as far away as we think:

“Celtic are expected to exercise jota’s buy-to-be clause in the coming days (€7.5 million for 70 per cent of the pass) after having already settled the terms of the 23-year-old winger’s contract.”

Jota was in the spotlight at Celtic, where he contributed 13 goals and 14 assists, was a key player in winning the league and part of the Scottish League team of the year.

The weekend.

It’s got to be hasn’t it?

Because I simply don’t think I could take another week of speculation or, heaven forbid Jota saying no!

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“All Rangers need to do is sign Boaby the Barman” – Hilarious Still Game roasting as Sevco sign McGregor

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The Record Hotline is like the reject list from Clyde 1 Superscoreboard.

And I don’t mean that to be disrespectful.

What I mean is that at least on this medium, the callers aren’t faded out and, rather surprisingly, the Daily Record actually print negative Rangers comments.

Well, the comments were on full flow in todays edition as the callers commented on *Rangers re-signing of 40 year old Allan McGregor.

Clearly, these comments are from Celtic fans as they roasted the club for taking the veteran goalie back on a new contract, especially with the references to McGregor walking away in 2012:

“All Rangers need to sign now is Boaby the barman as they have already snapped up the rest of Still Game.”

“Robert (a previous caller) hails McGregor for knocking back a payday to remain at Rangers proclaiming his loyalty. Is Robert only nine years old or has 2012 suddenly disappeared from his mind?”

“Is Mr Livingstone having a laugh applying words such as loyalty and ‘his beloved Rangers’ in the same sentence as McGregor? Think back to when the brown stuff hit the fan 10 years ago. McGregor would have beaten Usain Bolt in a sprint for the door.”

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Panic at Ibrox after latest transfer rumour has club ‘scrambling’

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Is there going to be a fire sale at Ibrox this week?

There must be surely?

Why else would the club consider an €8m bid from clubs for Galactico striker Alfredo Morelos?

I bet they wished they’d taken that £30m bid from China now.

With wee Alfies contract expiring at the end of the new season, the Govan club are faced with either giving him a new deal (and a payrise), sell him, or lose him for nothing.

Shocker.

But it seems there is panic in the boardroom as the latest club looking to splash their billions on the striker looks to make their move.

According to Turkish media outlet, Fanatik, Besiktas as now looking to ‘interview’ Morelos to get him to join the club.

And it has caused so much panic at the club that Glasgow World said Ross Wilson is now ‘scrambling’ to find the best deal for the player.

No fee has been discussed but, obviously, it will be bids in excess of £20m right?

Obviously not but it will be fun to see the Ibrox meltdown if the man they said was better than Edouard goes for less than half the fee of the Frenchman.

That will be glorious!

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“I have a feeling” – Mark Guidi on Fabrizio Romano Celtic rumour

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The Josip Juranovic story was one that sneaked up behind us all with steel toe caps and booted us right in the balls didn’t it?

Fabrizio Romano took us all off guard with his Juranovic tweet and whilst many tried to ridicule it, most of us that know the Italians knowledge of transfers got worried.

But how worried should we be?

Scotlands own Romano (I am CLEARLY joking so calm down), Mark Guidi had his say on The Go Radio Football Show and what he said will be a relief to the Celtic support, “I mean, I can totally understand why there’s interest in him because he was terrific. I think missed the last few weeks of the season with injury , but he certainly looked the part.

I think we’d all agree, approximately two and a half million pound transfer fee is a bargain.

Again, another one of the Postecoglou success stories in the transfer market. I think Celtic will be loath to let him go.

But it does fit their model of buying at two or three million and sell for 12, 15, 18 millions pounds or whatever you can get.

So it very much fits in with what Celtic are trying to do that.

That said, this summers a bit different for the club because they are guaranteed Champions League income so they don’t need to sell.

Again, these things as well depends how much the player wants to push for an exit, if at all.

We don’t know, Juranovic hasn’t said anything in public.

So I have a feeling, and we’ve still got nine/ten weeks of the transfer window to go, I think Juranovic will stay.

I can’t see him going. But you never know.”

We all kind of knew that anyway. Juranovic has the opportunity to play Champions League football and win trophies at a huge club.

He’s going nowhere. Yet.

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“Players that picked us over them” – Latest Follow Follow fantasy is a thread of lies

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I wonder who actually sits down to write the p**h that goes on Follow Follow.

Genuinely I do. Don’t get me wrong, thank Christ they do put all their wee thoughts onto a public forum because without them, what could we laugh at.

Especially this latest one.

Whilst we enjoy some healthy in the transfer market, they start a deluded thread about players who ‘chose’ them over Celtic.

Here we go:

This one is a blatant lie as Martin O’Neill chased that wee goblin because he was asking for money way above his level.

Next:

Again, another lie. Celtic didn’t go for Hartson until AFTER his failed medical at the debt dome.

No and No. Plus is he talking about the Brazilian Emerson cause he never signed for them so how did he ‘choose’ Rangers over Celtic?

I mean ffs. Do they not know that Conn played for both and never had to choose and Spencer? Now, I’m no Celtic encyclopedia but I’m sure we signed an unknown no mark from Slovakia over John Spencer did we not? Plus Spencer STARTED his career at Ibrox.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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How is that even a negative? How did it work out for both teams again?

I mean the thread goes on and on and on.

I would be here all day dismantling it. The link is at the top of this blog. But here is a belter.

The piece de la resistance. Hold your hats for this:

I’m logging off for today!!! Haha.

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“Too early for this nonsense”, “”Expert” you say………?” – Did the Daily Record REALLY compare Jota to Sevco underachiever?

Remember I wrote about Sevco fluff pieces earlier today? If you don’t, you’ll find the perfect example of one right here.

Well they were at it again this afternoon after they wheeled out Scottish football expert Pat Nevin for his take on Jota and Ryan Kent:

Now when we say expert, do we mean we couldn’t find anyone else to give us a quote so we picked a guy that hasn’t covered the game up here in decades?

Of course they did.

And what is this p*sh about Kent as a class act? The guy has been anonymous this season for them. Except when he seems to magically fall over in the 18 yard box every second week.

There is no comparison and Nevin and The Record have just embarrassed themselves with another piece of succulent lamb that the Celtic fans absolutely rinsed:

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‘Permission given’ – Medical on the way for next Celtic signing

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And here we go! It looks like Celtic are about to capture their 4th summer signing of the transfer window this week.

Alexandre Bernabei is hotly tipped to become a Celtic player after the player has reportedly been told he has permission to fly to Glasgow for his medical ahead of his £3.75m move to the Hoops.

According to Football Insider, Celtic ‘sources’ have told them that the deal is set to be concluded after a medical at the club and the contract is ready to be signed.

This will end four weeks of speculation surrounding the player and will give Greg Taylor some much needed competition at left back for next season.

Sky Sports, South American football expert Tim Vickery gave his opinion on the full back and it is fair to say the Celtic fans are in for a treat next season. Vickery said, “Bernabei has got that capacity to get into the penalty area and score goals.

“Nice left foot, good with set pieces, quick, interesting.”

This won’t be the last signing of the window by the club as they are in the market for a defensive midfielder and, possibly, another striker.

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