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11 Aug 2021 16:03:39
Celtic have officially started talks with Ko Itakura of Man City.
Source Ekrem Konur.


1.) 11 Aug 2021 17:57:49
Is he any good.

2.) 11 Aug 2021 18:23:43
Pass. I’ve since learned I don’t think the source is any good 🤦🏼‍♂️.

3.) 11 Aug 2021 18:47:34
Ok thanks.

4.) 12 Aug 2021 09:47:12
Is he not the boy we where in for before the Olympics but had to hold fire as he was named in the Japan squad for the tournament?



25 Jul 2021 20:56:52
Kristijan Lovric the Croatian winger who's been recently linked to Celtic.
Rumours have it Verona have intensified their interest in the player so it's made Celtic officially approach the club to try and thrash out a deal.

This one might get away from us with our current track record at THRASHING out deals.


1.) 25 Jul 2021 22:24:19
Didn't you shoot me down with this rumour 8 or 9 days ago?

2.) 26 Jul 2021 09:36:07
Shot you down? Settle yourself Batman. People have a opinion and at the time I said I couldn’t see it happening with the Japanese boy coming on board. And then I seen he started following the club on social media and instantly replied saying maybe your right Kev.

Still I think the defence and goalkeeper is a priority but I ain’t a manager so what do I know 🤷🏽‍♂️.

3.) 26 Jul 2021 10:44:27
Newsmow been touting this for weeks.

4.) 26 Jul 2021 15:16:43
Mally that’s where everyone on here gets their rumours from 🙈😂.

5.) 26 Jul 2021 15:25:50
Yep 👍👍.

6.) 26 Jul 2021 16:23:06
Quin 1888, yip evryone on here gets there rumours from there 🤷🏼‍♂️.

7.) 27 Jul 2021 05:42:07
Apart from Hoops88😅.



21 Jul 2021 18:32:46
Celtic teasing on social media.


{Ed007's Note - The Starfelt deal is due to be announced, McD.}

1.) 21 Jul 2021 19:02:54
ED007 any news on Julien?
Is he even back in training yet?

{Ed007's Note - He's not back in full training - he said last month that he had been running but Paul said he has had a setback. I think it'll be October/November before he's fit again but hopefully not.}

2.) 21 Jul 2021 22:57:56
Julien is 'powderpuff' and I'm not convinced he wants to remain in Glesga.

Let's get a replacement and punt him.



10 Jul 2021 22:14:13
Fabrizio Romano says Celtic are interested in Brandon Soppy a French RB 19 years of age.


1.) 10 Jul 2021 23:44:08
I posted last year we were looking at him good young player get him signed he’s rapid and can cross a ball just what we need.

2.) 11 Jul 2021 07:11:16
And that's all we will do is look. Celtic will heard a price and run for the hills. How many rb is that now we have been looking or talking too. Can see who we have playing in the champions league match.

3.) 11 Jul 2021 08:25:00
All we ever seem to do is “look” at players…. I think we’re all in agreement signings and a good few of them were badly required yet so far we’ve two unknowns from Sheffield Wednesday at a grand total of £400 grand and linked with players from Japan to Croatia to Russia now France with absolutely nothing concrete happening……what worries me is the pattern. We’ve ange now in every other interview say “ we need players”, “we’re working hard”…… all the same nonsense we here every other transfer window right up to the final day yet every other club including Sevco seem to have no problem in doing. Celtic need to give the fans something and give it soon…. fans have bought into the season tickets again in huge numbers, we’re bringing out 3 new strips after only doing so a year ago, and since January sold players in excess of £18 million pounds, not to mention the wages saved now on the likes of laxalt, elyounoussi and Duffy, plus browns wages. How much longer is it going to take to get badly needed reinforcements brought into the club. My god we’ve now ntcham wanting to stay? The guys no kicked a decent ball in nearly 3 years? Still got christie, ajer and edouard to sort out aswell and only 10 or so days away from these qualifiers? Complete shambles.

4.) 11 Jul 2021 09:19:12
It's a shambles, how can you identify players the way we have and then seemingly pull out in the final stages, as buzz said a few days ago in a post Ange is doing the job with his hands tied behind his back and he is bang on, we are not just a club looking to strength for a new season we are team needing a serious rebuild and yet hear we are as usual. im no interested in all this it's early in the window carry on we knew what needed to be done and we are nowhere near where we should be in recruitment terms it's a joke.

5.) 11 Jul 2021 10:28:45
I seriously think at time lads it's just a smoke screen by celtic to make it out they are looking at this and that player. I know its early days but l would rather nothing then this talking are ongoing to then celtic have pulled out if the deal. At time we are such a small club mentally when it comes to transfers. I am not saying we spend stupidly but we have received 18m as garry has said recently but we can get a 5m deal done for a CB we require urgently. Plus l have posted this already today any player wanting to leave should be allowed to go. Cash in and move on simple.

6.) 11 Jul 2021 10:32:33
Starting to feel like the old board with PL in charge we should have got in atleast 2 first team players by now AND THAT IS MINIMUM IMO. And we only have until Thursday 11pm to get new faces in for the first qualifying game of the CL.

7.) 11 Jul 2021 13:00:01
Tony that’s when we will rush and sign two rubbish named players on loan in a panic to get them in for the first CL qualifier.
It’s seems the Celtic way these days.

8.) 12 Jul 2021 11:24:44
It's got to the point where I am now resigned to us going into the CL as is. Same old pathetic inactivity and dithering. All the optimism after the Dom and Ange press conference has been replaced with the same old same old feeling of here we go again. They have the season book money and since then, nothing. Pointless getting your hopes up with our board.



09 Jul 2021 09:00:35
Today's rumours.
Starfelt missing training as Rubin Kazan reported back for training the Centre Back was a noticeable absentee.
Stephen McGowan reports Celtic are in discussions with Ben Davies from Liverpool, don't know what kind of deal but knowing Celtic it'll be cheap option so a loan with maybe a option to buy.
Italian Journalist I follow say Celtic up there Hickey bid.


1.) 09 Jul 2021 12:29:04
I think getting Davies on a permanent deal is unlikely, He's got 4 years left on his deal and getting 60k a week there. At least we're linked with a left sided CB on top of the Starfelt rumours which is promising.

2.) 09 Jul 2021 12:41:35
Hahaha. Ben Davies is not on 60k a week.

3.) 09 Jul 2021 13:04:43
Hjelde is left sided as well.

4.) 09 Jul 2021 14:02:08
Mally I'd be giving this boy a chance this season, he's very highly rated and with what I've heard we need to get him on a long term contract, not seen him play, only going on what I've been told. also would help persuade the youth to stick around if they see some sort of pathway to the first team.

5.) 09 Jul 2021 14:33:17
I would be giving Hjelde a chance in the first team, rather than going down the Shane Duffy route again, of bringing in a more experienced, supposedly better player on a loan deal.

6.) 09 Jul 2021 14:36:53
While not being left footed stefekt plays left cb for Ruben I know it's not ideal but loads of clubs play with a right footed cb on left of the 2 our problem was aher just not comfortable there at all.

7.) 09 Jul 2021 15:04:04

8.) 09 Jul 2021 15:42:03
If your good enough your old enough, simples.

9.) 09 Jul 2021 16:59:55
Davies would be on a loan but i’d much prefer Carter-Vickers from Spurs, mans a unit.

10.) 09 Jul 2021 21:34:06
Give young Hjelde a game and see how he gets on he really impressed me against Wednesday his awareness is spot on.

11.) 09 Jul 2021 21:48:02
Mcd, Carter vickers is as slow as a sloth. Big unit but he’s like he’s pulling a cart when he runs.

12.) 09 Jul 2021 23:47:41
Don’t need to be a quick defender when you can read the game and make the challenges.




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05 Aug 2021 20:45:12
Not a rumour but Ali McCann to Celtic is a must.
He's capable of competing in Europe.


1.) 05 Aug 2021 22:49:59
I watched the St Johnstone game but spoiled by Richard Foster what a lot of crap he spouted all night we have the most amateurish commentators on the planet.



01 Aug 2021 11:57:33
Would you take McCarthy? I know he's linked every year and his fitness hasn't been great but do you think maybe with the SPL not having the intensity of the EPL he may be able to stay fit for longer periods of time?

Just seen today myself someone saying he's linked to sign on a free.


1.) 01 Aug 2021 12:03:23
Right now McD, I'd take Jenny McCarthy.

2.) 01 Aug 2021 12:21:57
Or Mick.

3.) 01 Aug 2021 12:46:25
Pedro 🤣🤣🤣.

4.) 01 Aug 2021 13:26:10
I know he has baught a house in Bearsden.



22 Jul 2021 10:08:13
Still been linked to Mooy and that's a deal I'd like to see as I think we still lack a wee bit of bite in the centre of the park.

Crying out for a RB but a LB is a must to as Taylor is a squad player at the most in my opinion.

Obviously after Tuesday the same errors keep coming from our Keeper so that needs to be addressed I'm sure Barkas will get done for match fixing because I've never seen someone make so many errors in my life lol!


1.) 22 Jul 2021 10:22:17
McD1888, if Mooy is half the player he was whilst in England he'd boss this League - get him signed.

Then, GK (+ No.2) , RB x2, LB, CB and x2 Strikers I think are still required.

Punt or get rid of, Eddy, LG, Bitton, Barkas, Bain, Ralston, Mikey, Julien, Rogic, (although he won't) .

Appreciate doing the above in one window is highly unlikely but that would be my thoughts based on last season and what I've seen so far.

2.) 22 Jul 2021 10:30:00
I think Mooy would be a good signing but he would probably need to take a big wage cut, l would still hope that Celtic would try for Ferguson of Aberdeen 4 or 5 million pounds might be the fee for him.

3.) 22 Jul 2021 10:50:29
I think Ferguson will go to Ibrox once they make funds from a sale?

4.) 22 Jul 2021 11:30:03
I'm excited about a midfield trio of CalMac, Turnbull and Soro. However with Ntcham looking exiled we're a bit short of senior pros. Mooy would add a real bit of competition with a couple of youngsters making up the numbers perhaps?

5.) 22 Jul 2021 11:30:27
Ibrox or Engerland.

6.) 22 Jul 2021 12:17:29
If the 30yr old mooy was as good as people think . he'd still be plying his trade with the English giants Huddersfield Town or Brighton or similar epl clubs of that stature. better younger probably less expensive talents to be had.

7.) 22 Jul 2021 12:25:13
Drb our best players are leaving to go to clubs like the mighty Brighton.

8.) 22 Jul 2021 13:53:17
Liam - think selling young players to the EPL is different than signing 30 year olds from China

I’d rather give Mooy a miss - was ok by all accounts but not better than what we have already.

9.) 22 Jul 2021 14:16:47
kev if you don't think he's good enough then that's fairdos, but saying we can't sign a 30 year old doesn't make sense, I've seen enough of him to see he would be a good signing, if your good enough your young enough.

10.) 22 Jul 2021 14:22:02
32 in two month😁. nothing against really good experienced players . but is he better than soro Calmac or turnbull would he add to that midfield? . I'd rather see ferguson who has improved in spl season on sesson.

11.) 22 Jul 2021 15:19:29
Agreed, I would rather ferguson also.
But I don't think mooy wouldn't be a bad signing at all.
IF we are even after him I think it would be dependent on him getting relieved of his contract for family reasons which I've read he is negotiating, but again I don't know if there's anything in this just what I've read.

12.) 22 Jul 2021 17:18:33
Celtic need to be in the mix for Lewis Ferguson, will be a travesty if we aren't for me!

13.) 22 Jul 2021 17:28:07
Liam not slagging us signing older players by any means I just don’t think he’s better than what we have.

But I really like this new boss and if he wants him then there will be no arguments from me.



12 Jul 2021 10:25:27
Starfelt is back on hopefully announce a few signings today to try and register them for the CL games coming up next week.

Starting to feel sorry for Ange already he's not been backed at all the only player brought in was a player he said himself Celtic were tracking.


1.) 12 Jul 2021 11:52:50
@McD1888 is it? Last I heard Celtic were haggling over £500k we just never learn, I hope McKay is not simply doing what Lawwell told him, pay the fekin asking price.
I feel sorry for Postecoglou as this board will simply hang him out to dry.

2.) 12 Jul 2021 11:58:57
McD1888, signing deadline for the CL game against the Danes is the 15th.

If we get one or two in by then that would help.

3.) 12 Jul 2021 12:30:30
Being saying this for weeks Tim we don't have time to haggle.

4.) 12 Jul 2021 12:53:26
Who said we were haggling the number of times I’ve read on here not to believe what the media say, if that’s were you heard about the do called haggling.

5.) 12 Jul 2021 12:57:45
The biscuit tin is back. Mckay talked the talk at the meeting with social media outlets. Him and Ange were lifting the spirits of the support but we are back to the usual transfer lowball offers. Our transfer policy is a fecking disgrace when it comes to buying players. Mckay must question the likes of Bankier and Co and ask what do they bring to the table!

6.) 12 Jul 2021 13:32:54
What does Bankier actually do lol?

7.) 12 Jul 2021 14:55:29
Killy what's the delay if its not money, everyone and their granny knows time is not on our side and a rebuild is needed, and going by past experiences it's always money.

8.) 12 Jul 2021 15:20:35
I know its hard to forget what's gone before but we are in serious danger of writing off the changes that have happened in our club. They guys have been in place all of a few weeks and it's the same tripe from all angles. Rome wasn't built in a day and jumping to conclusions with no evidence is only going to damage us going forward.

There are so many reasons why things move as slowly as they do and who's to say it's not the pkayer holding up the transfer? It's been reported that this Swedish CB would be taking a pay cut to join so why not assume it's to do with that? Our top earners have been broony at 25-30k and eddy on about the same, I'm led to believe so if the guy is asking for the moon then we've every right to not be held to ransom.

9.) 12 Jul 2021 15:21:36
Sometime you have to think is it celtic way of getting out of doing these transfers. Then going to the fans we tried but a deal couldn't be done. If the price is 4m than pay it. Not offer 3.2m or 3.5m or whatever figure. Pay the price asked especially as it is a reasonable amount. Let's please just those out who want out especially if interest is there like ajer and get players in where we need them. Ange is not getting much help at the min.

10.) 12 Jul 2021 15:28:52
The boy needs to take a wage cut to make deal happen. He's wanting his team to pick up the tab in way of a leaving sweetener. His team want Celtic to pick bill up. Hopefully it will get sorted. HH.

11.) 12 Jul 2021 16:18:36
As av said Money!

12.) 12 Jul 2021 18:17:54
Mally I realise we need to get the finger out regarding signings that’s pretty obvious it’s when fans post that they heard this and that without saying where or who they heard it from. It would be helpful to say where the story came from.

13.) 12 Jul 2021 18:49:19
I wouldn't be surprised if someone is creating transfer stories on behalf of the board simply to look active, because there is no way I'm believing half these stories!

Linked to this guy linked to that, nothing happens, it's boring, no transparency.

Get offered good money for Ajer could of bought 2 decent CBs for that price, or at least 1 CB and a RB.

Sell Christie and use the money to buy another CM and a winger.

Sell Ntcham and Shved along with the sales already made that should buy us Doig and Nisbett.

And if Eddy goes balster the squad with another striker Rb and GK.

It's dragging it's heels, 25th June we sat and listened to the Chairman, Dom and Ange and I came away very positive for the first time in a long time, yet more than 2 weeks have went by and we have 2 young prospects!

I think that we've all been had and whatever we bring in won't be the quality we have been hoping for.



07 Jul 2021 13:28:42
If Celtic sell Ajer at £12m with a sell on clause then sign Hickey, Vusckovic and Starfelt if at there rumoured prices that's roughly the £17m mark so only really forking out £5m.
If only though lol probably got more disco lights to put in with the Ajer money 🙄.





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23 Jan 2022 07:40:40
Looked like that Wee ray Barry Ferguson set up his team to cause as many injuries as possible towards our players. Don’t think he cares to much about the result probably more pleasing to him to see so many of our players go off injured.




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21 Jan 2022 21:17:06
I hope it’s just so Japan don’t call him up then he’s back fit just after the international team gets together hah.




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20 Jan 2022 23:12:16
Our last game against Hibs was probably the only time this season where our bench was strong. Good that we beat of intreated English based clubs and Ange player his part in convincing the boy. Can’t slate the board they’ve worked swiftly along side Ange! I work for a firm that Desmond had shares in and he and others cashed in and made themselves a pretty penny or two so maybe it’s helped in this winters window ?.




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12 Jan 2022 15:20:37
Seen a report that Ange only wants to work with players that want to play for our club and because McGree’s head was turned and he was swaying on his options Ange told the club/ negotiators to pull out negotiations with his representatives.




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31 Dec 2021 03:01:47
Your touching on other topics here. I’m saying I personally think that another right back isn’t what’s needed and especially one who’ll be on a hefty wage. There’s more to been a manager than just training and coaching and that’s what I said Ange should have a say which is a input on transfers and at Celtic you don’t get much of a say do you? Lennon got told he had to work with what back room staff he had and seems like Ange has to as well. I don’t know what Doherty will add to the team that we don’t already have if the rumour is true! Look at Spurs Levy makes the transfers calls and how many managers and trophies have they won? Good managers should always have a input on transfer and at Celtic sometimes it seems that’s not the case and that’s why I said that isn’t a Ange player as in type of player but nevertheless he’ll probably be happy as it’s another body to work with.


{Ed007's Note - How is Doherty not "an Ange player" though, because he's Irish, because he doesn't come from the J-League? How many of the 12(?) signings we made in the summer were Ange players, Kyogo?
At most top clubs managers have very little input in transfers and probably only on first team signings at that. Spurs have Fabio Paratici - who is MD of Football or similar job title - think about this, how come clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG etc etc even Ajax don't fall apart every time they change manager/coach, because the manager is only a cog in a very big wheel. They don't put all their eggs in one managers basket, look how that worked out for Arsenal when Wegner left, look at the state of Man Utd because they are being ran the exact same way as Celtic with no real structure and no real long term outlook although that will probably change now that Rangnick's there.
How's this for a scenario, during talks over CVV it would be a dereliction of duty if new CEO Michael Nicholson didn't ask Spurs who they have available in January, maybe Nicholson's came back with that list and asked Ange if he fancies any of them and Doherty is "one" ???? that caught Ange's eye, like Juranovic he can play on either side and further forward.
Maybe Doherty's good friend Joe Hart recommended/vouched for him, maybe more of Hart's friends fancy a move to Celtic but no matter who comes in they will ALL be Ange's choice.}




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