Celtic Rumours Member Posts


Kevbhoy's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing

No Profile Picture uploaded


Where from:

Favourite player:

Best team moment:



Kevbhoy's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Kevbhoy's Posts



To Kevbhoy's last 5 rumours posts


To Kevbhoy's last 5 banter posts


To Kevbhoy's last 5 rumour replies


To Kevbhoy's last 5 banter replies


Kevbhoy's rumours posts with other poster's replies to Kevbhoy's rumours posts


17 Jun 2019 18:48:38
I've seen reports that Celtic were offered Joe Aribo and that's as far as it went. I've also seen reports that we were beaten to his signature by Rangers (his name was on the leaked list) . I've now seen a report that we are trying to ambush Rangers' move for him at the last minute. It just shows you that the media can and will say anything no matter whether there's any truth in it or not.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 19:05:24
It's media spin same as turnbull wanting 20k how do they know it bull.

2.) 17 Jun 2019 19:11:30
@Kevbhoy pay no attention to the papers pal
If we were not prepared to pay £20k for Turnbull, our board will NOT pay that or more for Aribo.
It is just the usual sevconian press gagging to write
"Celtic outbid by Sevco for wonderkid"
We have our own targets.

3.) 17 Jun 2019 19:49:02
Is this the same guy who's manager has just quit? Club are looking for a new guy? Player won't be going anywhere till he sees if he is wanted and gets a new deal a think.

4.) 17 Jun 2019 19:52:24
Tim difference is you get Aribo for free like they did with Dembele. He got a higher wage because of that.

5.) 18 Jun 2019 07:54:40
Kev83 "LIKE THEY DID" true colours showing through there kev.



03 Jun 2019 00:17:00
I don't know why everyone is convinced Lennon won't be backed by Lawwell. Last season we spent "£9M" on Eddy and Castagne told the press we bid £8M for him in January but Atalanta blocked the move. Ok, we sh*t the bed with McGinn but that seems like it was more down to arrogance than an unwillingness to spend. We also spent another £4M on Shved and Bayo. He can be extremely frustrating but he won't just refuse to spend any money on players.


1.) 03 Jun 2019 08:27:16
My thoughts are that he seems to faff about putting in stupid offers for too long and missing out on players instead of putting in a decent offer and getting the deal done, other clubs identify players and go and sign them, with Peter Lawwell everything turns into a saga, we need to hit the ground running next season by getting our business done and getting the new players integrated as quickly as possible .

2.) 03 Jun 2019 09:17:27
Yeah i think Lawwell gets too much bad press, i mean look at how stable a club we are financially with him at the helm. He obviously knows what he is doing better than we do and i certainly think he has the clubs best intrest at heart (i do disagree with some of his decisions though) and we all need to get behind the manager now and be as positive as possible. No point giving the press any ammo with being negative about our own club.

3.) 03 Jun 2019 09:18:33
Yeah and sold Armstrong for £7m and Dembele for £20m. Think we got another £6m or something for Van Dijk sell on so took in £33m and spent £13m.
We can’t splash any cash as our wage bill is £54m failure to qualify for Champions league cost us £30m if we don’t get there next season how do we pay wage bill?
Thankfully we had decent run in Europa and got about £10m back with prize money for treble about another £4-5m and the £20m profit on player sales gave us a £5-10m profit.
We won’t be getting £27m in player sales this summer unless we sell 2-3 of our best players. If we qualify for Champions league we will be able to afford a couple of top players.
Ntcham can go for £7m IMO to free up more cash, yes we are stable financially but not cash rich unless we make Champions league group stage it will guarantee the 10 if we do this season.

4.) 03 Jun 2019 09:32:19
Because that was under Rodgers and not Lennon. Lawwell knew Rodgers held the cards, if he didn’t get the funds or players he wanted he would have plenty of other options. Lennon tried that one already and ended up at Bolton then Hibs. He has already said now he’d love to stay at Celtic for 20 years (because no one else will have him) .

So let’s say Lawwell only gave Lennon £3m to spend, what leverage does Lennon have to change that? Zero.

5.) 03 Jun 2019 10:13:06
GGGG if we want the £30m CL we need to give ourselves a chance of making it, no one is advocating bursting the bank but we need to build on successes to keep moving forward our board don’t tend to do that, sometimes you need to speculate to accumulate .

6.) 03 Jun 2019 13:27:02
The wage bill will be significantly down this summer though with all the outs we may be trimming about £8-10m off it depending on who else goes/ sold.



13 May 2019 22:21:53
Silly season is officially up and running! We're signing Moussa Marega from Porto - valued at £25M. Tbf I'd take him 100% if there was any truth in it.


1.) 14 May 2019 05:42:02
To be fair to the Board Kev, he'll fit in great with Messi and Aguero. Maybe they'll all arrive on the same plane together. HH.

2.) 15 May 2019 18:49:57
And share a room in Mrs O'Celtic's boarding house HH.



07 Dec 2018 20:27:50
There are rumours that PL is about to reject our Ibrox allocation. As I don't go to away games, I've not read much about this and I'm not fully up on the logistics of the tickets being cut. Why is it a safety concern for us if we're being given the same number of tickets as other clubs?




25 Nov 2018 10:41:27
I reckon Boyata will go in January and we'll need a replacement. One name I've read is Dael Fry but with some of the EPL big guns sniffing around I reckon it's just lazy journalism as usual. Anybody heard anything more likely? Sadly, this comes at a time when we have the most solid looking partnership we've seen for a good few years.


1.) 25 Nov 2018 12:40:46
Scott McKenna I know everyone will say what! but show me another player who we can afford ( prepared to pay for) at his age, as powerful, left footed, 6ft 4ins, quick, can play long passes, and has as many games/ caps.

2.) 25 Nov 2018 14:23:01
Did we not supposedly bid £5m for him in the summer and get knocked back?

3.) 25 Nov 2018 14:58:57
We'll never get the Boro boy he'll be too rich for us but am not sure about McKenna thought he looked a bit slow.

4.) 25 Nov 2018 23:21:50
Doesn't matter how many caps and games he has, McKenna is fecking rotten.

5.) 26 Nov 2018 01:42:09
McKenna is pony. Really hope it's not him especially with the money Aberdeen want for him. He isn't even worth the £5m they knocked back from us.

6.) 26 Nov 2018 10:22:45
McKenna is signed to the sheep until 2023. Would need to be a sizeable transfer fee to get him. Probably most we have ever spent on a CH. Is he really worth that kind of money, doesn't look anything spectacular in a poor Dons team. The Boro boy is fantasy talk.

7.) 26 Nov 2018 12:30:45
I've said it before and I'll say it again. We should not be signing players from our league unless they are exceptional. It only weakens these teams who can take points off sevco who somehow are just 2 points behind us. There has to be good defenders out there for a couple of million.

8.) 26 Nov 2018 13:18:27
McKenna is only slightly better than Hendry and much of a muchness to Jozo. If he was costing £2m maybe worth a punt but he is not worth what they want for him. There must be someone from eastern Europe we can pick up? McKenna is lazy scouting. and please please no more bench warmers (Mulumbo, Hayes, Morgan, izzaguire)

9.) 26 Nov 2018 14:48:59
Difference is McKenna doesn't get injured putting his socks on.

10.) 26 Nov 2018 18:20:23
Few CB's out of contract in the summer i wouldn't mind us having a look at.

Samir Memisevic
Jean-Kevin Duverne
Harold Moukoudi
Vudjadin Savic
Martin Caceres.

11.) 27 Nov 2018 09:24:10
Jean Kevin Duverne. Absolute no brainer. Especially in our current situation, young defender with 81 appearances. French, bags of potential and would be a ready replacement for Boyata. If we had any brain we would reignite our interest. Probably left this one too late again.

12.) 27 Nov 2018 23:47:56
Agree if that's the case I hope it would be lazy scouting and go for Duverne if he's on a free in the summer! Surely there's value in that one plus he's been highly rated and with the French bhoys in the team he can be persuaded.

{Ed007's Note - Duverne has been out most of the year with a serious knee injury, it would be a massive risk signing him even on a free.}

13.) 28 Nov 2018 06:17:20
I would be unhappy if we even paid 1 million for McKenna. The boy is over-hyped and turns like an oil tanker. Anytime I have seen him, he has looked poor.




Kevbhoy's banter posts with other poster's replies to Kevbhoy's banter posts


20 Jun 2019 22:36:03
Turnbull back on now. Personally I'd like to see the club stick to their guns and move on like they said but if the gaffer really wants him then I suppose we should do the business.


1.) 20 Jun 2019 22:57:30
It’s reports that he was impressed with Norwich but sees Celtic as the better opportunity for where he is right now. He would’ve made more money down south but I wonder if he is to be loaned back to Motherwell for the season that might be the difference something has changed to get him home maybe it’s that?



19 Jun 2019 22:19:04
Warning: Positive Post!

I think the Euro draw has been fairly kind to all the Scottish teams and think we have a right good chance of boosting the coefficient (and cutting down the number of qualifiers we need to play) . All 4 teams should get past their first tie at the very least. Some people are saying Partizan Belgrade would be a really hard one for Killie but beating the 3rd best team in Serbia is not something that should be out of their reach at all and there needs to be a change from the defeatist attitude from Scottish teams/ fans.


1.) 20 Jun 2019 07:27:35
100% agree. Scottish football is improving in quality and we as a country need to take advantage of this. I just wish we had better people in charge.



18 Jun 2019 20:31:58
Turnbull looks to be off for good now. If Keevins' numbers are correct we offered him 20x what he's on at Motherwell. The player wanted more (or other non-monetary assurances) , which he's entirely within his rights to ask for, the club have said no and I'm quite content with that. I'm a bit confused at the personal attacks a lot of fans seem to be directing at him on social media. The £3m was stumped up and that's the main thing, spend it elsewhere and get 9 in the bag. HH.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 20:46:31
Agree mate, no need for bitterness towards the lad because he doesn’t want to sign. He’s got every right to ask for what he wants just like we have every right to offer him what we want.

2.) 18 Jun 2019 20:52:36
RB and CB in the next couple of weeks would be nice.

3.) 18 Jun 2019 21:04:15
Social media is full of morons.

4.) 18 Jun 2019 21:10:33
Whoever we sign I just hope it’s players Lennon has chosen and not others. Hate the fact we sign players then expect the manager to fit them into his way of playing.

5.) 18 Jun 2019 21:47:11
Anytime we played Motherwell I can't remember him from any game. I wouldn't know him if I walked past him. If I hadn't heard of our intrest in him I would have been gobsmacked at us offering 3 million for a Motherwell player aged 19 with 1 good season. Centre Half, RB, A big target man up front and a box to box midfielder bought ASAP Mr Lawell. We got 20 million for Dembele 7 million for Armstrong;7 million for The VVD addon and 9 million for BREXIT.43 million! Season tickets sold out. Replica kit and merchandise will generate more millions.

6.) 18 Jun 2019 22:05:12
Fair point Pud. We need to make this transfer window count and I do believe we will. Let's all be honest, do we really want a player who really wasn't bothered about coming? Fair play to Celtic for telling him to go and get stuffed but they need to show serious intent with a few quality signings now. #keepthefaith HH.

7.) 19 Jun 2019 03:57:14
Pud I said something similar in another thread and got shot down in flames. Fair enough he has scored 15 goals but 13 of his goals were against bottom 6 teams. A £3m player in a competitor team in league would at least of caused more damage against top 6 teams in league.

Fair enough he may go onto bigger things as he gains experience but if we are shelling out £3m it has to be on a player that is banging them in at a higher level so we have a fighting chance of making CL group stages. Turnbull is not that player.



14 Jun 2019 20:50:10
Has anybody confirmed whether the Turnbull carry on based on money or game time? If the club feel the agent is at it then they're well within their rights to go public since Motherwell have made the whole deal public from the start.


1.) 14 Jun 2019 22:42:44
No doubt it will be money. Greedy agent probably wanting better terms. Take it or leave it Simples.

2.) 14 Jun 2019 23:12:49
I don't think the club would have put out the message they did if it was just game time personally kev.

3.) 15 Jun 2019 00:31:32
He was offered £10k a week but wanted £20k. Given he’ll be on about £1k just now then I’d say our offer was very fair and his heads in the clouds! Good luck to the boy playing for Barnsley or Bristol City next season!

4.) 15 Jun 2019 00:54:31
Not seen anything on other than he is apparently after £20k a week which he can sing for.

The situation has been handled horribly regardless of the cause. The player can't sign now and the club have showed their hand. Wouldn't be surprised if he joined The Rangers as a 'get it up ye'.

5.) 15 Jun 2019 02:04:27
Friar tuck motherwell seem to think they are dealing with sevco as they do all their dealings via the daily record. We should just walk away from this deal now. Probably should have ad soon as that mob went public. Sure motherwell will be just as unhappy now with the greedy balls agent, probably a sevco sympathiser.

6.) 15 Jun 2019 06:32:51
If he's concerned about coming in and fighting for a place (which in my eyes he would be) then he's already failed the aptitude test.

7.) 15 Jun 2019 08:41:55
But if he turns out a great player and we sell him for say 20 mill it's money well spent. welcome to the real world Pedro.

8.) 15 Jun 2019 09:25:45
Apparently Southampton are in for him now! The club who Armstrong, who is head and shoulders above this kid can’t get a regular start for! He’ll go down there and get farmed out to multiple teams before coming back up here with his tail between his legs! Good luck to him 👍🏼.

9.) 15 Jun 2019 09:31:52
But we don't want players like that at the club👍.

10.) 15 Jun 2019 09:41:34
Celtic and profit go together.



13 Jun 2019 17:53:17
I really don't know much about Christopher Jullien but he looks a proper unit and someone who could be a commanding presence. I remember last year being excited to be linked with Genk RB Joakim Mæhle. He looked really good but reckon it was just paper talk.


1.) 13 Jun 2019 19:42:31
Scott McKenna looks like a unit and is a fairly commanding player in the air but it doesn't make him a good football player.

Loads of fans happy that we are potentially spending £8M on the guy without having seen him play and knowing he has only really played in the French lower leagues and his team narrowly avoided relegation last year.

Benkovic is proven in the league, knows the team, knows the club and would need no time to settle. I would rather we tried to push the boat out and sign him.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 20:07:45
No one new nothing about van dike when he signed
And look how he turned out 👍🏼.

3.) 13 Jun 2019 20:19:38
Buster88 we have absolutely no chance of signing Benkovic permanently. If we did we would be in negotiations for permanent rather than possible loan.

Doesn't matter how much he cost or what league Jullien plays in. There is obviously a player there if we are interested.

4.) 13 Jun 2019 20:25:38
Negative coments again. The club looks like its spending cash what wee have all been crying out for and you still find time to be negative. We could win the champions league this season and wee would still have fans on this page moaning about something.

5.) 13 Jun 2019 20:41:26
United Ireland you are right. I had never heard of the player untill today but France seems to be full of hidden gems of players these days so I'm confident if he signs will be good.

6.) 13 Jun 2019 20:43:54
united ireland agree with you. they don't seem to realise we have won everything trust lenny and the board, let's be honest here if the board thought the dark side are still crap they would no bet on lenny buying player they seem to supporting him, fans hahahah
young lad Motherwell seems to be on his way, i can't be annoyed with gossip but at least its coming from the motherwell side and genuine,
now get rid of dead wood loan them out if needed.
french eddy needs help upfront. we are doing our business quick so far and the window just opened.

7.) 13 Jun 2019 21:05:00
"Crying out for spending cash".

8 on the bounce and treble treble. Highest wage bill probably in our history and it seems the only thing that will please some fans is to throw open the cheque book. Does the team need investment? Yes it does but just because a player is valued at £8M by his club it doesn't make him a player. Aberdeen put a similar price tag on McKenna that is my point. It seems people wanted him signed because he's expensive rather than what he can contribute on the pitch.

Kevbhoy I wasn't having a go at your post mate, more irked with the amount of fans I've heard today say they have never heard of the boy or seen him play but want us to sign him (I know you didn't say that and only commented on his physique) .

What's so negative about the post. Unless you've seen the boy essentially it's an £8M gamble. That fee could be paper talk pish and in reality it could be much lower bringing it in line with the Van Dijk transfer so aye maybe he is worth a punt.

philtim I agree it would be unlikely we could get Benkovic on a permanent deal but what I'm saying is Leicester paid about £13M for him, we already paid them a loan fee so add another £8M on that or a bit more and your not that far away from recouping what they paid. (Again that's if we are spending about that on a centre half) . If and it's a very big if we did get a permanent deal we would probably double the investment on him if he stayed injury free and had a few good seasons in Europe.

8.) 13 Jun 2019 21:29:02
@buster most of us fans have not seen him play but our back room staff have no doubt this guy has been scouted for a wile and has been watched on several occasions. Since wee have been linked i have done some research on him and he looks promiseing watch a lot of his clips also. Looks like he can pick a pass from range can ping it quick from the back to attacking fowards wich sets a goal threating attack up his stats are good for that mostly always meets his target and his areial stats are good wich is something were are lacking a goal threat from corners. He has also win the u20 world cup and played along side some quality players in that team he must have something about him if he was part of the squad.

9.) 13 Jun 2019 21:29:34
How many are out of contract now?, how many are high earners?, I would make it a priority to reduce the size of the wage bill,

10.) 13 Jun 2019 21:36:02
And you also say just because his club value him at 8 does not make him good. Our club have shown intrest and are wanting to sign him because they see him as a player wee want at our club to take us foward and his club have says well its 8 million. Celtic have not says aww hese worth 8 million we will buy him he must be good if hese going for 8 million. Our club have made him there target and his club have slapped 8 mill price tag on him if wee want him. Our back room staff have definitely scouted and seen a lot of him you have not.

11.) 13 Jun 2019 22:15:02
Benkovic is a no brainer really. As good a player or better than we can attract.

Try to get him and fail. Fail better.

12.) 14 Jun 2019 01:27:10
Buster with the crazy valuations in EPL lately, try adding another £5m on top of £13m Leicester paid for him before he kicked a ball for us Last season. Added to that the games he did play for us he done well so this figure of £13m is a thing of the past. It will cost a hell of a lot more and I don't think he would be interested in a permanent move as it most likely would involve drip in wages.

13.) 14 Jun 2019 02:01:46
@aindoh. Lustig boyata de vries izzy allen are away already. i'd say that's at least 60 k a week of the bill 240 k a month so roughy if my maths is right about 2.8 mill a year of the bill already with more to follow ntcham will probaly be away hese probably on 15 to 20 a week. Plus all there bonus aswell. Gamboa is away to i think.

14.) 14 Jun 2019 13:09:45
United Ireland you have really missed the point I am making here.

As I've said it is irritating to see fans wetting themselves over us spending 8M on a player that they openly admit they have never seen play or heard of him.

Obviously the scouting team have seen him and and think there is potential, but not every signing works out and if we did pay 8M it would be a gamble. That's all I am saying.

He could be the next VVD or the next Rafael Sheidt.

15.) 14 Jun 2019 18:08:09
Nobodys wetting thereself maybe some fans are happy that the club is actual looking to spend money to improve us instead of loans. Look buddy were both celtic men here wee have our own thoughts on things. But were on the same side. let's kick on and get behind the manger and team and bring number 9.




Kevbhoy's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

20 Jun 2019 20:52:14
peterBoy no chance do we need someone younger, there's only about 6 months between him and Forrest and look at how much Forrest has improved over the past couple of seasons. Late twenties should be a player's prime and we should be going for guys with experience any chance we get.




Click To View This Thread

20 Jun 2019 18:03:17
That would be a good calibre of signing. Danish national team are in the Top 10 right now.




Click To View This Thread

16 Jun 2019 22:56:38
Again, that's just a guess. I'm not saying that the journalist definitely knows what's going on but equally we have zero evidence that he doesn't.




Click To View This Thread

16 Jun 2019 22:06:23
Equally Chris, how would you know it's just a guess?




Click To View This Thread

15 Jun 2019 12:43:56
That's right enough Kev. I forgot about that.





Kevbhoy's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

18 Jun 2019 20:52:36
RB and CB in the next couple of weeks would be nice.




Click To View This Thread

16 Jun 2019 22:07:50
Sorry Jinky you'll just have to trust me 😂.




Click To View This Thread

16 Jun 2019 20:00:28
Yes and Yes.




Click To View This Thread

15 Jun 2019 11:37:59
Would you give a 19 year old Scottish rookie £20k-a-week as is being reported?




Click To View This Thread

12 Jun 2019 13:23:54
Cant agree with any of that unfortunately Gaz. The guy's in his mid-twenties and has played 80 games of club football, plus we signed him for over £1m so he should be able to go into the team and do a decent job against poor opposition.