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Transfers. . .January window 2019

Discussion in 'Scottish Football' started by Lisbon 67, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Celtic Symphony

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    It's all about the right scouting, we should have a shortlist of players all off similar ability we think are attainable.

    £8 million seems a bit excessive as does £10 million for Castangne but there has been no concrete offers in to test either clubs resolve and sometimes what is put out there as what they want will be a bit higher than what they would actually accept.
     
  2. Lisbon 67

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    That's true but Bayo is the perfect example of doing that scouting (whether it's good or bad remains to be seen)

    We've scouted him, we like what we saw and we went and signed him. . . . The result from a lot of our support (online anyway). .'Not impressed'.

    The club can't win with some people.
     
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  3. Caesar

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    I think the Bayo signing may have went down better with some had it came on the back of a signing of some stature. Obviously stature of an attainable level for us.

    I think a lot of the fans just desperate for a statement signing and I can understand that.
     
  4. Lisbon 67

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    What is the stature some fans look for though?

    Anyone with options in England, Germany etc will go there, unless they are younger and choose us as a vehicle to get there.
     
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    Looking at recent rumours for example, I would say that had we brought in a Bruma or even the Olympiakos player as our first signings then a younger unknown player such as Bayo may have been better received.

    I agree that there has to be realism as to what is possible for us though.
     
  6. Lisbon 67

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    Fair enough.

    I posted earlier though about the difficulties we face even getting players at that level in, it's being reported the fee has risen to £8m for the Olympiakos player and that he want's to stay with them, he also has interest from England. Not saying a deal like this can't be done but it's difficult for us to get even deals like this through, I hope we can as he looks a player.
     
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    Dutch international Tim Fosu-Mensa of Man United also being linked now.
     
  8. Caesar

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    There are certainly possibilities out there for us.

    It will never be easy to convince players to come to Scotland ahead of certain other countries, but it’s been done in the past and can be done again.
     
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    The money is different now, it was always better down south but it's astronomical now. We are not getting proven players that have offers from there to sign for us (in general). It's a lot of these players ambitions to play in the EPL, why would they come and play at Hamilton, St Mirren etc for less cash? These guys have no emotional ties to Celtic, we are either signing experienced players that are a level below the EPL, bigger names who are at the end of their career or we're signing younger players who are EPL level but need the experience first.

    There may be the odd exception but that's the reality. . . . . Again i'm not saying we can't get any quality experience in and the Olympiakos right back looks to be that. There is always a chance with one or two.
     
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    There will be the exceptions.

    Rangers even managed to get a Croatian international at a good age.

    I’m sure we can pick up one or two in this transfer window.
     
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    Again it comes down to how you define experience.

    Oliver Burke is 21 has more caps than Barisic and has played at a much higher level. Kieran Tierney, McGregor etc are also much younger but a look at their CV's show they are also more experienced.

    We'll be trying to get people in the mould you describe in but it's difficult, not impossible though.

    Another rumour is Marcus Berg in the summer. . .he's 32 though but would fit the type we're talking about.
     
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    Did he not score against us for Hamburg a few years back?
     
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    Just had a look at Berg’s scoring record over the last 5 years or so. Very impressive goals to game ratio.

    Obviously a lower standard he is playing at just now, but I would be happy to see us get a guy like him in.
     
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    Rumours of McKenna coming in for £4m with Hayes and Hendry going the other way.

    I'd take that.
     
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    I’m not convinced about McKenna, but I would be willing to take the risk if that’s the deal as he has the physical attributes we need and is young and capable of improving.
     
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    I think he's quick and very strong, won't be bullied of the ball by anyone.

    Not the best with the ball at his feet but hasn't been asked to play that way and can learn. Boyata was never improving in that department and never hit a Celtic player all day at Ibrox and Pittodrie.

    I don't trust Boyata to put his heart into it on the countdown to his next big deal, McKenna will give everything..

    That's if Boyata goes and if we can cash in I would.


    By the way I think it's only Hendry on loan and Hayes permanent.
     
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    McKenna is a good signing if it comes off.

    No nonsense, Strong, good in the air and a lot to work with for Rodgers, far from the finished article though and I would still like and experienced CB to come in.
     
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    I want Boyata away in this window.

    There’s a title to be won and I only want players there who are up for it.

    If it means taking a hit then so be it.
     
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    Forster has been told he can leave. What a massive burden his wages have become. Poor business buying him. Come and take him back please. xoxo
     
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    We've already had him when he was at the very top of his game, your poor business was giving him a 5 year contract only a year and a half ago.
     

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