Separating rubbish speculation from what we can hope for

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On occasion, it is hard to tell rubbish speculation from genuine interest Celtic have in players, but we all know the parameters Celtic operate within and what will forever be out or reach and off-plan.  Scott McTominay (26) falls into this category.

He earns in excels of £60k per week and would cost tens of millions to release from Manchester United.  It is not that Celtic could not find budget for him and him alone, but just as we discussed about Kieran Tierney recently, why would the club tie-up a significant portion of their new spend on a player who would not appreciate in value?

If we bring in a player with an established reputation in England, it would need to be on soft terms, someone late in their career or perhaps with a character flaw that would make Joey Barton look saintly.

Suggestions we could spend £15m on a player that fits our model are closer to the mark.  Odsonne Edouard joined on a permanent deal for €10m five years ago; £15m is where I expect Celtic to aim for now.  Getting deals done this type of player will be more difficult than the easier business we have done in Japan, Korea, or Norway, but we are actively shopping in this space.

I like the clause Jota apparently has in his contract – if Celtic reject a bid of £25m, they have to increase his wages by £500k per year.  A player who is worth rejecting that kind of offer is worth paying even more than his perceived value was a year ago.

Fortunately, the extra wages will not trouble Celtic, so they can hold firm on price.

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  1. garygillespieshamstring on

    Great talent. Enjoyed watching him.

     

     

    Not in the top ten talents I wish had stayed longer in my years of watching Celtic and, like all the greats before him, Celtic will go on when he is a fading memory.

     

     

     

    I hope we use the cash wisely and we can get on with supporting the guys who want to be here.

  2. So Jota is away.

     

     

    The MSM were absolutely correct. This is where all previous information came from. Not from Celtic.

     

     

    We cannot ignore or ludicrously ban the main stream media. Modern technology encapsulates all of us.

     

     

    What we can and should do is use common sense when listening to it and of course we should use it to our advantage.

     

     

    If anyone knows this art it is Brendan Rodgers. The gift of the gab can be so vital. He will have the media in the palm of his hands.

     

     

    So use our asset and alleviate own media goals.

     

     

    HH.

     

     

    PS : Do Benfica get 30% of the Transfer fee or 30% of the profit.?

  3. Moderator1888 on

    waiting on the stock exchange announcement for the specifics (money) of the Jota deal

  4. GREENPINATA on 4TH JULY 2023 6:03 AM

     

    So Jota is away.

     

     

    The MSM were absolutely correct. This is where all previous information came from. Not from Celtic.

     

     

    We cannot ignore or ludicrously ban the main stream media. Modern technology encapsulates all of us.

     

     

    What we can and should do is use common sense when listening to it and of course we should use it to our advantage.

     

     

    If anyone knows this art it is Brendan Rodgers. The gift of the gab can be so vital. He will have the media in the palm of his hands.

     

     

    So use our asset and alleviate own media goals.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    Greenpinata

     

    The BBC were banned for ZERO to do with .JOTA

     

    PLZ Were banned for ZERO to do with Jota.

     

    We will continue to ban such ludicrous and bitter shoit

     

     

    If you shiteswipe and claim as you do that the msm were correct(enmasse) then only one of tthe milly dowllers need to be correct.one was from Saudi media

     

     

    Common sense will come into it on the side of the bin raiders with their cellickshite hun virtuous and good crap.You can not use common sense against bigoted editorial bias that we see here or as wee seen in the beeb or plz article..they were not near Jota story.

     

     

     

    BR would be in full knowledge of the bin raiders banning.he was at the core of their shoit farted out by BBC and PLZ.

     

     

    And again they did not bring you one bit of Jota info

     

     

    HH

  5. Mod

     

    Don’t think they have to announce transfer of players to the exchange.

     

    It will appear in the accounts but under the combined total.

  6. Jota who?

     

     

    New hero please Celtic. I know it takes a while but a change in the mood music would be good.

     

     

    HH

  7. spikeysauldman on

    jota is a lot younger than mooy

     

    mooy went to china before celtic

     

    injury free, jota can still have a career in europe after saudi (if he wants)

     

    hell also have the asian champions league to play in, as opposed to the league cup & scottish cup

  8. Hrvatski Jim on

    This is a cracking headline from the SMSM, associating Rangers with the financial success of a legal firm just because Rangers and Parks of Hamilton are clients.

     

     

    If Rangers were their biggest customer, maybe it might be appropriate .

     

     

    Oh, just thought about how many court cases they have had. Excellent journalism and fully justified.

     

     

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/23630954.scottish-law-firm-rangers-fc-adviser-brodies-hits-record/

  9. Good move all round.

     

     

    We are a selling club and considering he was a signed player for 1 season, it’s a very good deal..

     

     

    Who’s next?

  10. We have about a dozen loanees coming back to us from 1st July.

     

     

    What a huge drain on our finances and who signed these duds?

     

     

    (OK, guys who haven’t made it yet)

  11. Good luck to Jota. It’s a changing world. Clearly there are vast sums of cash available from Saudi and it looks like the Saudis are not going away.

     

    Speculating, somehow the Saudis will join the Champions League with 4 teams. How? It will be sold as necessary and inevitable but also as a way of ending the the danger of the ESL with the promise of Saudi money finding its way down through the German, Italian, French, Spanish and English top leagues. It won’t. As usual, only the top four or five in each country will benefit. Not clear where it will leave us.

  12. Moderator1888 on

    GENE on 4TH JULY 2023 8:07 AM · EDIT

     

     

    Mod

     

     

    Don’t think they have to announce transfer of players to the exchange.

     

     

    It will appear in the accounts but under the combined total.

     

     

    ————-

     

     

    They did for Tierney whch was a similar amount of cash

  13. “GREENPINATA on 4TH JULY 2023 6:03 AM

     

    So Jota is away.

     

    The MSM were absolutely correct. This is where all previous information came from.”

     

     

    I am genuinely surprised to see a Celtic supporter being positive about the MSM .

     

     

    Of course they were correct about Jota but their `record` , in general, is more often wrong than right.

  14. Gone : Jota, Barkas, Montgomery, Mooy, Hazard

     

     

    Deadwood: Ajeti, Soro, M. Johnston, McCarthy, Shaw, Uroghide, Scales,

     

     

    Should go: Forrest, Turnbull, Welsh, Siegrist

     

     

    Probably going: Abada, Hatate/Kyogo..

     

     

    Lot of movement to clean up the squad this summer. No bad thing. Keep it fresh.

     

     

    HH

  15. Why do some Celtic Sites are more concerned about Rangers ,complacency is dangerous,Celtic supporters should be more concerned about The Celtic Supporters Association,on what they actually achieve for the ordinary supporters or for there own needs, I would like to say more ,but I would likely to be shot down by some on here,Anyway good luck Jota

  16. TIMBHOY163 on 4TH JULY 2023 9:16 AM

     

     

    If you believe in what you are saying, does it really matter if `some on here` shoot you down?

     

     

    PS I agree with you `good luck Jota` sentiment.

  17. Hot Smoked & AT.

     

     

    I’m not supportive of the MSM, but I am realistic.

     

     

    Very few buy newspapers now but I can virtually guarantee that many if not most read it on various apps. ( The number of links on CQN would substantiate that claim )

     

     

    Banning is so childish and inflicts self harm. Use the media to our advantage and indeed all of the varied communication vehicles

     

     

    I vividly remember Brendan Rodgers totally dominating press conferences and getting his message accross.

     

     

    And if he is allowed, he will do so again.

     

     

    HH.to all.

  18. TIMBHOY163 on 4TH JULY 2023 9:16 AM

     

     

    As long as its not contravening the blog rules, say what you want.

     

     

    You may find that the silent majority agree with you.

     

     

    HH.

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