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17 Jun 2017 10:26:32
Any of the EDS now if we are still after Henry Onyekuru or not?


{Ed007's Note - We're still interested but the fee is too high while there's so many interested parties in England but all of them will find it difficult - maybe even impossible - to gain a work permit for him, even under the 'exceptional talent' rules. It would be easier for him to gain a work permit if he signed for us.}

1.) 17 Jun 2017 14:12:32
I read somewhere that if teams spend more on his transfer fee it becomes easier to gain a permit. No idea if there's any truth in that.

{Ed007's Note - English clubs could pay an inflated fee and seriously inflated wages but there's still no guarantees from what I know about it all.}



13 Jun 2017 11:36:53
Heard we're in for Lovro Majer, highly rated Croatian, 750k release clause? Only what I've heard not saying it's fact.


1.) 13 Jun 2017 18:55:17
What position does he play?

2.) 13 Jun 2017 19:22:15
19 year old attacking midfielder , he has already played once for the Croatian national team, I would be surprised and delighted if we picked up a prospect like this for 750 thousand pounds.

3.) 14 Jun 2017 09:02:56
Can I ask whoever disagreed, if it's his position you disagree with? Or the fact that getting a 19 year old who has already made his full debut for Croatia, at that price would be good business?

4.) 14 Jun 2017 14:31:38
I would not be bothered with people disagreeing knight the dark side come on hear also.

{Ed007's Note - The kid's going to be a star and it would be some coup if we could get a deal for him done.}



12 May 2017 13:07:18
My mate was saying Celtic have met with Solanke about his role within the club prior to a deal being made? Has anyone or ED seen anything about this? Probably drivel but thought I would ask.


{Ed007's Note - Yes there has been talks with the player and his agent, it'll come down to money.}

1.) 12 May 2017 13:34:26
If we signed Solanke and keep Dembele we'll be looking really promising in the forward dept.

{Ed007's Note - Do you think LG could leave if we sign Solanke? I'd say that would push The Thumb down to 3rd choice and he quite rightly isn't going to be happy about that.}

2.) 12 May 2017 13:44:13
He'd be within his rights to be unhappy Ed, aye. LG has his limitations but he's been great for us domestically. We need three strikers though. Looking forward, I'd have Dembele as 1st pick, as we've seen, and Solanke as back up once he's shown he can fit in and start scoring. If LG was being kept out on merit, then he'd be free to go in my eyes should he wish. We'd then be left with little choice but to promote a youngster.

{Ed007's Note - I've always got the impression that Rodgers isn't a Griffiths fan, even before he spoke to the press about him in January about him needing to shape up. Remember when Rodgers first came in and was asked about Griffiths and him scoring 40 goals last season he replied something like 'But I wasn't here last year', which I thought was a bit of an offhand reply.
I was thinking along the lines that we would target a youngster like an Ajer or Eboue Kouassi that would love the chance to come into a massive club like Celtic, working with and learning from Rodgers and his staff etc and would be happy to bide his time playing in the odd game for a year or so.}

3.) 12 May 2017 14:17:01
I think you might be right with that impression. I'm going to call it and say Solanke is being lined up as second choice striker, who will get plenty of time to impress. Even a third choice striker would have had plenty chances this season had we opted to use one!

{Ed007's Note - If you play with a lone striker you need 3 in your squad, any less and you'll be in trouble at some point as we seen.
Could LG be moved on, Solanke brought in and Aitchison made the 3rd, would you be happy with that?}

4.) 12 May 2017 14:22:57
What would you say the chances of solanke signing are ED? I'm really hoping we get him, he must be the real deal and if his attitude is correct he will be a success. Only time will tell.

{Ed007's Note - There's definitely a chance but he will need to drop his financial demands. If another club offers him what he wants he'll go to them, there is a vaguely related family member supporting Solanke in his quest for very large sums of money.}

5.) 12 May 2017 14:29:36
It great to see Celtic showing some business nounce with regards to finding these young players at end of contracts. Snapping them up on cheap fees because of the development fee loop hole. Celtic is becoming more appealing to these types of players as we are given them a massive platform to develop and showcase themselves. I think Griffiths would stick around unless we signed an out and out striker. This lad appears to be a winger from what I have heard.

{Ed007's Note - No mate, Solanke can play anywhere in the final third but his
preferred position is a striker and that's where he sees himself playing.
Srdan Plavsic who we were linked to yesterday is a right winger.}

6.) 12 May 2017 14:36:20
Is his natural position not AMR Ed?, maybe getting brought in to replace roberts?

{Ed007's Note - No, his natural position is a striker. Google this lol

Celtic favourites to sign Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke

7.) 12 May 2017 14:50:03
i wouldn't let LG go he is needed here. it all what iffs but who said the young guy solanke is going to be another moose what if he doesn't like playing and staying in glasgow, its better we keep LG until the we find out.

8.) 12 May 2017 15:16:50
I would be very happy with that Ed. Said on here before, given the opportunity with cross border rules, Solanke is pretty high up my list and ticks all the boxes as to what we're after. Are Chelski after 8m for him off an English side?

{Ed007's Note - That's what's been estimated a tribunal would rule as a fee if he joined another English side.}

9.) 12 May 2017 15:40:32
i read that he`s worth 1.7million, is that right.

{Ed007's Note - His personal wealth? I have no idea of that.}

10.) 12 May 2017 15:53:14
I don't think I'd be happy with Moussa, Solanke and Aitchison tbh Ed. LG comes with a guarantee of goals and if Solanke was to come and not settle or not hit some good form then I wouldn't like to see us relying on a 17 year old rookie to win us vital games if anything happened to Moose.

{Ed007's Note - It would be Solanke that would come in if Dembele got injured.}

11.) 12 May 2017 16:01:24
i mean to sign him and he would be a replacement for roberts, i don't know much about him, i have just done some research on him and im useless on computers and internet reseaerch so don't know if the places i searched are reliable or not lol, but its still to early to say what's happening, im sure BR has a few tricks up his sleeve. HH.

12.) 12 May 2017 15:49:18
Is solanke better than Griff? Or is he just promising with an inflated price tag due to the team and league he plays in . The main positive would be the cross border price like moussa.

13.) 12 May 2017 16:55:19
Bit tough to call right now Delbhoy. Like I said when Dembele signed though, give him a few years and I think he'll hit a level of player which we wouldn't be able to afford. He's got a lot of attributes I like in a lone striker. Big, powerful, good feet, comfortable all over the final third. Not a million miles from Dembele really in terms of the 'type' of forward they are. It would be a real good bit of business. Just taking Kolo of the wage bill as a player would all but cover his salary I would have thought. No brainer for me.

14.) 12 May 2017 17:42:18
LG is a proven 40 goals striker, I would keep him.
At some point the moose will move on and I can't see solanke sticking around if the reports being money motivated are true. There is a risk to keep recruitment continuous and hit the mark. I think keeping LG - who could run riot domestically wouldn't be a good move.

15.) 12 May 2017 18:18:07
Jim tim! I only asked as I only know what's been reported on solanke. Dembele scored well for Fulham and it was well documented he was in demand! But if Liverpool were offering 8 million? Then a cross border fee would be an another amazing coupe.

16.) 12 May 2017 18:28:08
Solanke can play anywhere across front 3. Watched a bit of him at Vitesse a d he's comfortable on either wing and has pace to burn

Sinclair Dembele Solanke

Subs - Griffiths Forest and potentially the Serb winger

It also gives us the option of the 3rd striker as if Dembele and Griffiths are out Solanke can move into the middle. Would be a great signing IMO.

17.) 12 May 2017 19:36:50
Sorry Ed, just getting round to reading your reply. I mentioned Aitchison just in terms if Solanke potentially not settling and not hitting the form everyone would hope, in which case I wouldn't be keen to lose a 40-goal striker unless we knew Solanke had settled well and was an able replacement.

{Ed007's Note - But that's the exact situation we ended up in this season when Dembele and Griffiths were out. I'm not saying I want LG sold but if we're targeting someone like Solanke it doesn't say much for Rodgers' thoughts on him and I can't see him being happy not even making the bench, not many strikers of LG's quality would be.}

18.) 12 May 2017 22:03:35
LG must stay. He has to be the one constant in the next 4 years. MD will be here one for season. Solanke could be similar. Think we may be getting our hopes up on Solanke in terms of ability. He's about 20 years old with about 10 goals to his name. And not like Moussa who had double that and also at a better level in the english championship. I certainly wouldn't give this guy Sinclair/ Moussa level wages.

{Ed007's Note - Neither would I mate. Yeah he deserves a few extra grand because we're getting him so cheaply but I wouldn't be spending a major piece of the wage budget on him. I'm not sure he has the right attitude to play for us, he seems a bit of a Pogba type character, all bling and his head shoved up his own ass. It's just all about the money to him and I imagine him as the total opposite of Dembele.
Rodgers knows the kid well though and if anything happens we should trust him and his staff's judgement, it could be the making of him as a man and a footballer, he'll soon get taken down a peg or two in our changing room if it's needed.}

19.) 13 May 2017 00:42:54
I just don't see the point in demoting Griffiths to third choice striker for a guy whose not really proven at any level, even the dutch league. Like you Ed I'd rather we brought in a youngster whose hungry for something other than money. Reminds me a lot of Jerome Sinclair going to Watford last year. Probably went for "first team football" when in reality he just wanted decent cash and hasn't bothered his backside getting into their that team. The fact Solanke is English puts me off too. We know they like to overrate their youngsters. Sterling and Stones being the prime examples. As long as you don't have 2 left feet you are worth at least £10m down there.

{Ed007's Note - It's a strange one and I'll be surprised if we ever find out what it would mean to LG's Hoops career if Solanke signed, RB Leipzig have shown interest and would probably be willing to pay the money he wants.
I'm probably reading too much into it but I just got a hunch if there was a deal available to sell LG Rodgers wouldn't stand in his way.}

20.) 13 May 2017 20:09:38
Just read your post about solanke and his pogba like attitude
Alarm bells of Rodgers last attempt to get the best out of this type of player balotelli
Cost him his job at Liverpool,
Is there much in the borini rumours that are circulated just now.

21.) 13 May 2017 20:12:58
Thought there was a hunite going there for gazillions of ££££.

22.) 13 May 2017 23:57:30
Has Rodgers worked with Solanke before?

23.) 14 May 2017 10:49:30
Not sure but the reports indicate he knows him from the time at Chelsea.



24 Apr 2017 18:33:06
Any rumours floating about, even if they are comedic value just for a talking point haha?


1.) 24 Apr 2017 19:40:43
Jamie walker going to sign for rangers another poor signing lol got to feel sorry for them lol. Not.

2.) 24 Apr 2017 20:40:24
Aye wait for it. Ron Vlaar and Nigel De Jong to sign for the Rangers They would believe anything anyone tells them it's fantastic.

3.) 24 Apr 2017 22:25:23
However there's also 5-10miliion for their European adventure.

4.) 24 Apr 2017 23:32:34
aye ken pedro held the sevco team bus up on sunday as he was at half nine mass.

5.) 25 Apr 2017 00:46:05
are they not signing messi and ronaldo too?

{Ed033's Note - The actual rumour was that Ron Vlaar and Nigel De Jong were going to sing.

6.) 25 Apr 2017 06:15:12
Hahaha I should have noticed when the reply was I hope they are in tune. When they sing will there be donation buckets?

7.) 25 Apr 2017 11:59:56
Gullibears expecting a big clear out this Summer but I for the life of me can't see how this can happen. Their players are dross. Garner will not be worth half of what they paid for him and the rest of them are not worth much individually. I can only see Pedro filling the team next season with loan signings, kids and hasbeens from yesteryear, oh, and Kenny Miller the young vivacious striker. In fact, pretty much carbon copy of this year.
They are an optimistic bunch over that side. Qualification into the Europa group stages is virtually guaranteed. Somebody needs to show them who the unseeded teams came up against last year in the qualifiers. I don't even see them getting past teams in the early rounds, they are absolute garbage!

8.) 25 Apr 2017 16:48:16
Just a matter of queriosity, how many loans can 1 team have per season?

9.) 25 Apr 2017 16:50:03
To be honest i don't want our club thinking that we don't need to keep on investing in better players or taking our foot off the gas so maybe a wee europa qualification for them would not be such a bad idea. Problem is they are not good enough to qualify. So what if they do. Of no importance to us anyway.



14 Apr 2017 22:33:57
Hear Brendan has eyes on Vinicius Junior. Not heard of him or anything just something my mate brought up today. No idea how much truth is in it.


{Ed007's Note - He's 16 and under Article 19 of FIFA's regulations on the status and transfer of players,

1. International transfers of players are only permitted if the player is over the age of 18.

Aside from the fact Flamengo have a buy out/termination clause reported to be £26million in Junior’s contract which runs until 2019 which they are are desperate to try to either remove or increase, Barcelona have already held preliminary talks about signing him which some are saying has all been agreed and the only things stopping it being announced is the FIFA regs.
Manchester Utd held talks with Flamengo but they collapsed when the Brazilian club demanded an up-front payment to give Utd priority in talking to the youngster.
Oh..... and his birthday is the 12th of July!!!}

1.) 15 Apr 2017 08:45:41
I saw a guy on social media claiming Barcelona were buying him then giving us a 2 year loan. Made up scheidt you'd have to think.

2.) 15 Apr 2017 20:41:15
Probably where it's came from then KevBhoy.




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23 Jun 2017 19:11:25
Rodgers said we are looking to add 1 more before the qualifiers. Then wait till later in the window when players are more readily available. Again he mentioned the English markets. Think he must have a few in sight but need qualification before the go ahead potentially? What's everyone's thoughts? Do you know who this player he speaks of is ED or is there multiple targets?


{Ed007's Note - Sorry I don't know who mate but it sounds like it's a specific target he's talking about. I was hoping something would happen before we head out to Austria but it doesn't look like it now.}

1.) 23 Jun 2017 21:25:20
When did he say that there is that much being said don't know who to Listen too?

2.) 24 Jun 2017 08:18:55
Said in an interview on Celtic TV yesterday.

3.) 24 Jun 2017 08:54:47
The big push is on to secure champions league players! Not.



23 Jun 2017 16:44:28
I've just noticed watching back the first game of last season. The amount of effort that went into that game winner. Shows right from the word go the effect Brendan has had on those players. Under deila you never really seen that in the team. That hearts game set the tone for the season and it showed. Brendan has near enough remapped the club for the better. Amazing season.




19 Jun 2017 23:27:34
Good to see Rogic having Some immense national game time. Must be a fan favourite of Australia surely?




15 Jun 2017 08:03:09
Hayes may be "underwhelming" to some but he's the player that's gave us the most hassle domestically for the past couple seasons. Rodgers evidentially sees the potential he has and could quite possibly be a great signing. He's improved the squad by signing him. Maybe no the first team. But he's a far better player than GMS. Even if you like christie maybe he's not in Brendan's plans. I'm sure Christie prefers a central role. Let's see what Hayes can do before anyone judges. I'm still confident we will bring in a couple of big Name players that will Improve the squad without a doubt.


1.) 15 Jun 2017 10:38:58
Hayes signing could be a real surprise to some.

Remember a similar signing of a near 30 year old, Barry Robson, which didn't turn out so bad.

Not the multi million buy we were hoping to start with but the window is still young.

2.) 15 Jun 2017 10:45:02
Agree ken think he'll do fine especially domestically. and he's now starting get selected for ROI. young christie is a more central player and doesn't have the pace to play wide . plus he'll play every week up there. think hayes will do well remember this time last year scott sinclair was getting slated so let's trust brendan on this bhoys.

3.) 15 Jun 2017 12:00:41
That's why I'm glad we have a manager and not the supporters managing the team.

4.) 15 Jun 2017 12:19:32
Good points made by all. There clearly is talent there. Look at his return domestically playing in a team lesser than our own. Maybe Hayes just needs a better quality squad round him to really show what he is capable of. I bet he is a huge surprise to all.



17 May 2017 11:40:34
ED/ ED's have either of you got any information on Musonda? Plus what are the chances of solanke? I'd imagine we'd be looking at a right back, Centre Back, right winger and a striker? Any idea of who that could be or heard any rumours? I don't trust anything the papers say but something's doesn't come From nothing.


{Ed007's Note - All I know re Charly Musonda is the he was supposedly shown around Celtic Park and Lennoxtown the other week. Solanke will need to drop his financial demands if any move to Celtic is going to happen.
Why do you think we need a RB? We already have Lustig, Gamboa and young Ralston that are natural RBs and KT can play there if things got that bad injury wise.
I was told a while back that Rodgers was looking to strengthen at CB, CM, ST and a RW depending on what happens with Roberts.}

1.) 17 May 2017 15:00:24
Good point about the Right Back situation, but cheers for the info anyway ED.

{Ed007's Note - No probs, Ken.}




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17 Jun 2017 15:45:52
He seems to be very highly rated. No chance Jozo will leave in my opinion he's going to play a no play a big part champions league campaign reckon. If Erik leaves I won't grudge it, surely he's worth 3-4million?




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16 Jun 2017 15:54:18
What was this on? I seen some people throwing some big names around but they seem a bit far fetched. Bojan, Januzaj even Ibra. Silly season. Even though Bojan could be possible. Hopefully the report is right tony 👍.




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16 Jun 2017 15:36:45
On this note though I heard we'd made an offer for that Jean kevin Duverne, no got a clue if it's true but I'm sure we had been scouting him earlier in the season. To be honest Celtic are amazing at keeping signings on the downlow unlike the prison across the way.




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25 May 2017 11:33:47
Add a 2 in front of that rglen and maybe we're in the right sort of range. Jozo will become better than most PL centre backs I gaurantee it. He's got a lot of potential. We do not need to sell, if the player wants to go, then that's when we sell. That's what Rodgers said himself and I'd imagine that applies across the board as Lawell will wish to see the 1st of September come quickly as possible to limit our spending.




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19 May 2017 12:54:34
Solanke in Griffiths out maybe?





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24 Jun 2017 08:18:55
Said in an interview on Celtic TV yesterday.




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15 Jun 2017 12:19:32
Good points made by all. There clearly is talent there. Look at his return domestically playing in a team lesser than our own. Maybe Hayes just needs a better quality squad round him to really show what he is capable of. I bet he is a huge surprise to all.




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15 Jun 2017 10:37:14
Last year the team had to Gel together. Now they have and we are treble winners. A completely different squad although we have the same players.




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02 Jun 2017 12:30:24
Hayes could be a great player domestically for us.




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02 Jun 2017 12:29:14
I've shoved a 5er each way and done the forecast 1st Rhodendron and 2nd Daddy's lil darling haha. Healthy return if it comes In anyway.