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Barry Ferguson Says Hoops Star “Wants to try” EPL

Celtic midfielder, Ryan Christie’s future has been one story the seems to be neverending.

Many Celtic fans would have been glad to see the back of him after last seasons displays in a Hoops jersey, but as the Scotland midfielder enjoys a mini revival of form under new gaffer Ange Postecoglou, the supporters are now desperate to see the midfield playmaker extend his stay beyond January.

With less than four months left of his contract, Christie has been free to speak to clubs since June but as yet, has to reveal where his future lies.

There is still no news on whether Celtic have offered him a new contract but former Rangers midfielder, Barry Ferguson, has said on Go Radio, that there could be a way of fulfilling Christies apparent goal of playing in the English Premier League and helping the team win the league.

Ferguson, speaking on Go Radio, said, “He is a good player. There’s no doubt about it. On form he can win you games.

And it seems to me that Postecoglou thinks a lot of him.

And he’s like any player, Ryan Christie. He’ll want to try and put his wits against the best players and the best teams in the world.

And that’s certainly the English Premier League. But there may be a way to work around it. Sign another year and a half extension, then come next summer if he still wants to go, we won’t really stand in your way and there’s a set fee of three, four or five million pounds.

It’s not a lot of money in terms of the English Premier League.”

Hibs Boss Gives Verdict on Celtic Transfer Rumour Amid Surprise Player Ommision

Hibs boss Jack Ross has given an update on the Kevin Nesbit transfer rumour to Celtic.

It has been rumoured that the young Scotland international was subject to a cash plus player offer by journalist Peter Martin, when he tweeted out yesterday afternoon, “Swap plus cash. I’m told #Celtic keen on Kevin Nisbet with Leigh Griffiths and cash going to Easter road. In my view, Griffiths time at Celtic is up and the club are keen to move him out. Will #Hibernian bite?“.

It sent twitter and the transfer rumour mill alight and it is fair to say it was popular amongst the Celtic fans as they have lost patience with their nomadic striker.

Ahead of Hibs tie against Dundee, Ross was speaking to Sky Sports and gave a frank update on the supposed rumour, “I was surprised to hear about it yesterday, because unless people at the club aren’t telling me things – which I don’t imagine is the case – then it’s nonsense, really. “It just shows how something can be created and people can run with it.

“As far as we’re concerned there’s absolutely no truth in it.”

Incredibly, Nesbit was left out of the entire match day squad today which has only thrown fuel to the fire and as the Hoops look to bolster their attack ahead of the transfer window deadline, this is a story that will run on until the window slams shut.

The McGregor Hint At Celtic Stars Future As Bid Predicted From EPL Side

As Celtic completed yet another rout at the hands of St Mirren yesterday, there was a poignant moment in the game that surely made every Celtic fan sit up and take notice.

As the game was done and dusted at 6-0, Celtic skipper Callum McGregor was subbed on the 67th minute and handed the captains armband to alleged wantaway Hoops midfielder Ryan Christie.

Under normal circumstances this would seem fairly innocuous but considering Christie’s future is under mounting scrutiny, was this a message from McGregor that Christie is set to stay? Or was it a plea from the captain that if he stays, he has a great future ahead of him at Celtic Park?

Many would argue that Christie is the most senior player at the club and if James Forrest was on the pitch it would have naturally been handed to him. But McGregor could have gave in form Anthony Ralston the armband as another confidence booster for the revitalised right back.

Or even to Greg Taylor who is also enjoying a surge in form under Ange Postecoglou.

But then, I could be reading too much into this and Christie is in fact still on his way out of Paradise.

And that scenario could be closer than we all expect as Southampton are reportedly about to try and prise Christie away in cut price move this summer. The report, from The Sun, also suggest that although the EPL club are very interested in the dynamic midfielder, they are prepared to wait until January and pick him up for free.

Many Hoops supporters will be hoping that Christie signs a new deal but with each passing day, it looks more likely that the Scotland midfielder is about to depart Glasgow.

Davie Provan Incredibly Backs Return Of Out Of Favour Celtic Star. Provan Needs To Read The Room Here.

With Celtic facing losing Odsonne Edouard this summer, the hunt for a striker will be a priority for Ange Postecoglou. With Albian Ajeti and Leigh Griffiths not looking like to be in the plans moving forward, former Celtic midfielder Davie Provan reckons Griffiths is the man that should be given the chance to lead the Celtic front line again.

Speaking on Go Radio, Provan thinks if Griffiths gets himself fit and he should be looking to making a mark on the Celtic first team, “I might be completely wrong here, and for all I know, Leigh Griffiths is not determined to prove people wrong as he so often says.

Maybe Leigh Griffiths is free wheeling now. Maybe he’s given up the ghost in terms of getting back into the team. Getting back to what he was.

But I hope I’m wrong. I hope he’s still got it inside him.

He’s 30 years of age. It’s still there for him. He is a better finisher and a better player than Ajeti. Edouard is going to leave the club.

If I’m Leigh Griffith’s I’m saying there’s going to be an opening here. If I can get myself fit and get a bit of football, get some game time, I can do this again.

There’s only one man who can prove that he’s still got it. I mean he’s like a boxer, isn’t it. He’s like a boxer who has written off. This is the Rocky story really isn’t it?

Can Leigh Griffiths get back to what he should be? Only Leigh Griffiths can answer that.”

I think Provan has totally dropped the ball and missed the feelings of the Celtic fans on this matter. The Griffiths debate is no longer about his commitment and ability, it is now about his off field antics and the Hoops fans have had enough.

“The Books Do Not Make Any Sense” – Davie Provan Tears Into Rangers Finances As The Cost Of Stopping The Ten Rams Home

Since last December, Rangers have warned that they will have to sell at least one player to help balance the books. The Govan club threw everything they had and then some in their relentless bid to stop Celtic winning that coveted ten in a row.

And to be fair to them, they have achieved it. One trophy in Steven Gerrard’s three years at *Rangers with over £40m spent trying to achieve it.

*Rangers fans would argue that it was the most important trophy TO win but the at what cost?

Davie Provan was speaking about Rangers on Go Radio and their bid to get decent money for Alfredo Morelos when he tore into the club and their expectations of being able to demand exorbitant amounts of money for the Colombian striker, “I don’t think Rangers will get top dollar for Morelos now and buying clubs are not stupid.

They do their homework on the clubs that they are going to approach. And they will know how Rangers work. Rangers directors have throwing money at this.

The books do not make any sense. at Ibrox at the moment. Rangers are a club that need to get some money in now. Anyone who’s interested in Alfredo Morelos will know this.

So they’re going to lowball Rangers. I don’t see Rangers getting anywhere £20m for Morelos even with two years left on his contract.”

It certainly doesn’t look good for the Ibrox club moving forward and it may mean they have to sell more players than they thought to balance the books.

“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.

Anthony Joseph Gives Exciting Celtic Transfer Update

The deal to bring Georgios Giakoumakis was thought to be all but dead as soon as the Greek front man started negotiations with Werder Bremen.

Not because the German side are a bigger club than Celtic, but lets face it, the money the Bundesliga can offer plus the standard of competition would most likely be a more attractive option to any European player looking for their next big move.

According to Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph, Giakoumakis is now said to be “weighing up” a move between Bremen and Celtic as his current side VVV-Venlo have now reduced their asking price to £3m following their relegation from the Eredivisie last season.

Giakoumakis scored and incredible twenty six goals in thirty games even although his side were battling relegation. He joined Venlo at the start of last season and, like Kyogo, scored a hat trick on his debut.

He also scored all four of Venlo’s goals in a 4-1 away win at ADO Den Haag so clearly the 26 year old has an eye for goal.

Joseph tweeted this morning:

With Bremen playing the Celtic way in the transfer market with a low opening bid, this will allow the hoops an opener to try and sneak in and steal Giakoumakis from under the noses of the German cracks.

With the expected departure of Odsonne Edouard, the Greek striker would be a welcome addition to the Hoops squad as Albian Ajeti and Leigh Griffiths find themselves frozen out of Ange Postecoglou’s Parkhead rebuild.

“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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EPL Club Enters Reckoning For Edouard As Report Reveals Reason For Move Collapse

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been heavily linked with a move away from Celtic this summer in what seems like a chapter out of The Never Ending Story.

The constant speculation on the proposed moves to, firstly Leicester City and now now Brighton and the reasons why a move broke down, has now been exposed in a report this morning in the Scottish Sun.

Accroding to the report, Edouard is demanding an eye watering £85,000 per week which has scared of Brendan Rodgers, Graeme Potter of Brighton and Ralph Hasenhuttl of Brighton.

Edouard is available at between £15-£18m and with less than a year left to run on his contract, can sign a pre contract with clubs in January which would mean Celtic lose him for nothing come June next year.

Edoaurd has seen himself fall down the pecking order as the arrival of Kyogo Furuhashi and his own poor form has seen the big Frenchman start on the bench in Celtic’s last three games and he is likely to be benched for Hearts visit to Celtic Park in the Premier Sports Cup this afternoon.

It is thought that Crystal Palace are looking at Edouard as new boss, Patrick Viera looks to bolster his forward line for the season ahead.

Celtic still have a hefty sell on clause that will be owed to PSG, reportedly 40% of any profit made on the £9m shelled out for Edouard to make him the clubs record signing but the club are willing to listen to offers as the clock runs down on not only the transfer window, but also Edouard’s contract.

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