With Steven Gerrard being linked with a potential move to Celtic opinion is divided amongst the Celtic fans.Not that anybody is taking it too seriously as yet.
Celtic are on the up and even if a move were to transpire it wouldn’t be the highlight of the season – far from it in fact.
Last time I checked, Celtic were a football team not a retirement home and being the wrong side of 35 it’s hard to see what value “Stevie G” could offer.
Listen, he was a World Class player not too long ago but then so was Roy Keane. Freddie Ljungberg and Ian Wright are notable others who played at a high level but who didn’t exactly set the heather on fire at Celtic. The common denominator amongst that group being (football wise) “Old Age”. This group also played in an era when their clubs were getting extended runs in Europe season after season. They were all burned out when they arrived at Celtic Park. Too many miles on the clock. Just like the former Liverpool captain.
People could point to the likes of Kolo Toure to argue to the contrary but that’s a different scenario altogether. Big Kolo plays in a position where it’s slightly easier to extend your playing career. He was brought in to give us an assurance and a degree of composure at the back and to give us a chance of Champions League qualification. His ability to read and organise being the key attributes along with his experience. Kolo was badly needed but that’s not the case with Gerrard.
It’s nice to be linked with the player of course but at this moment in time it’s another Victor Wanyama type we need. Someone who is inexpensive and able to develop.
Hand on heart would you rather we continued to recruit the likes of Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele or would you abandon all that to sign former greats. Which brand of player do you think adds more value?
It’s a “Thanks but no Thanks” for me….. HH