And we’re back to 2009. Steven Fletcher was wanted by Celtic in January that year. The misinformation about why he ended up going to Burnley for £4.5m instead of Celtic is legendary, and we all like a legend, so there is no need to trouble anyone with facts.
The talent Scottish football fans knew he had back then has been confirmed by the 11 years he spent in English football. If he accepts Celtic’s offer of a contract he will join former Hibernian team mate, Scott Brown, as one of the older members of the squad.
I read some are a bit animated about what this means for the other strikers but I don’t see it moving the dial much. No first team player will be sold on the back of recruiting a 33-year-old. If he arrives, we would have a better-than-Lewis-Morgan option in the event all other strikers are unavailable for a cup final or European game. And remember, it is prudent to have as large a squad as reasonably possible this season; fixtures could be delayed, then come thick and fast. This is a low risk cover option with no particular strategic importance.
Loving this #9inarow challenge idea; a 9k run is on the agenda later. Maybe run past a few Darwin Award pubs, if you know what I mean……..