Brendan Rodgers has already checked out mentally and is dreaming of his next 500 games in management away from Parkhead.
Scott Sinclair wants out and he wants out now!
Kieran Tierney’s just been spotted down the forge buying a Manchester United top for his imminent transfer.
Tom Rogic will walk away from Celtic because there’s not enough shrimp on the barbie.
Dorus de Vries and Dedryk Boyata to sign new five-year-deals.
Ok, maybe the last one is a little too far but you get the picture.
There’s something in the water this international week where Celtic are being portrayed as a vessel, floating adrift of success and heading for choppy waters.
The sheer volume of stories about the future of our stars has ramped up a notch even we weren’t ready for and we love a transfer rumour!
It’s hard to keep up without getting rather dizzy.
It’s clear to us now that we should probably just concede the League Title and the Scottish Cup because what’s the point?!
We get that there is always going to be some amount of uncertainty round players deals and given our success it’s only natural for some of our players to get attention.
However, it seems never ending at this point. Celtic and Brendan Rodgers are currently looking at tieing up a number of stars – including looking at a permanent transfer of one Osdonne Edouard.
There’s going to be an inevitable turnover in the summer with wantaway players getting moves and players who don’t fit Rodgers criteria moved on but this is part and parcel of the game.
While the personnel changes will happen, you can be assured that they’ll never be as bad as reports suggest.
Kieran Tierney to Manchester United just seems like a non-starter at the minute. The left-back still has a lot of developing to do and is loving life at his bhoyhood club. Also Manchester United will not pay anywhere near the fee Celtic fans would expect for one of our best players and prospects. You can never rule anything out in football but KT seems happy and content and has a real appetite for ten in a row.
Tom Rogic has a big decision ahead, at 25, this next deal is going to take him to the peak of his powers. It’s a massive decision and his representatives are treating it as such – Celtic fans can accept this and hope the club can satisfy his ambition both on and off the field.
Scott Sinclair noise is actually something that might have a little bit of credence but it gets buried under all the other doom and gloom.
Scotty is a player very much off form and not enjoying his football, he and his wife recently announced they’re expecting a new baby. With his family down south, it wouldn’t be out of the realms of possibility for the midfielder to want to head back to England in the summer.
But every cloud can have a silver lining. Scotty still has two years of his deal left which puts Celtic in the driving seat for any potential negotiations with Premier League clubs. If Celtic play their card right, they can extract a decent fee – more than what we paid for the player. This could give the money men extra impetus to go and test Man City’s resolve on Patrick Roberts.
Roberts is again due back at Manchester in the summer but he’s not ruled out a return after it was widely reported he was up for the permanent move last year had it surfaced.
Brendan Rodgers spoke very candidly in an interview where he confessed how happy he is at Celtic but one day there will be nothing left for him to accomplish at the club. The ‘one day’ being the important part of that sentence. Rodgers is a very shap and intelligent man who knows just like the rest of us, that there will come a day when he will need to move on and so will the club. However, reading between the lines that won’t be before ten in a row if the Irishman has his way.
Celtic head into the last part of the season chasing a title win and another Scottish Cup victory that would hand the team a double treble – not too shabby.
I think we’ll hold off looking for someone new to support.