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17 Apr 2018 12:35:46
For a change I am ignoring all the shenanigans happening over Govan way and want to talk about our transfer policy considering the world cup will delay everything.
So here is what I think, about the players we already have at the club and the ones we know are already coming in.
Bain is a good shout to push Gordon, two decent goalkeepers.
I think Commper will come into his own next season probably more in the domestic games and as cover for Tierney.
Young Ralston will fit naturally into Lustig's right back slot, with Lustig being retained but getting less games to keep him fresher.
Musonda should be the perfect replacement for Roberts. Also the young player from St Mirren should push for a starting place also.
We also have Christie coming back from Aberdeen and he should take the place of Armstrong if he leaves.
If choice between Armstong and Rogic who stays, I am a Rogic fan, tie him down to a 3 / 4 year deal.
It is inevitable that Moussa will go in the summer, I would take a chance with young Odsonne, maybe even extending his loan for another year.
We know that there will be changes too in the defence with Sviachenko and possibly Simonovic going, as Brendan seems to trust Boyata more, god know why.
My reading of things therefore is, if we do the above then we will not be in a panic to sign players and can take our time to add one or two more as we let other players go.

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17 Apr 2018 13:08:17
Boyata has said he wants to leave this summer if I'm not mistaken. I believe our transfer policy should be to try and retain the players we have i. e Armstrong, Rogic, Roberts, Bain, Dembele and Edouard. I think Hendry, Ajer and Commper will be the CB's next season. A right back for me is a must. We will only sign players depending on whether we can retain the above. Roberts will surely realise that there is no future for him at City therefore I feel we have a fantastic opportunity to sign him permanently this summer. I predict a record window spend this summer with the permanent captures of Roberts and Edouard. After Sunday the board will hopefully see that this summer we have a great opportunity to push on and distance ourselves from the chasing pack for many a year to come👍.

{Ed007's Note - Obviously nothing is definite but Edouard was on a list of players Vitoria de Guimaraes received from PSG who will be available to them on loan next season. That could mean that PSG have just not had any indication from Celtic if they intend to trigger the agreed buy-out clause.
I've always thought that any move for Edouard would depend on what is going to happen with Dembele this coming summer.}

17 Apr 2018 13:44:53
You may be right in your assessment ed, however I can't see us going into a new season with only 2 strikers as I remember Sinclair playing as a striker when Dembele and Griffiths were both out injured and it wasn't ideal. The quality we have been able to bring off the bench this season has been key at times as has our strength in depth. If we can keep this squad together, add a right back and move on the likes of Sviatchenko, Boyata etc I'll be more than happy with our buisness👍.

{Ed007's Note - I just don't see us signing a RB while we have Lustig and Ralston here. }

17 Apr 2018 14:46:15
Any more news on Hernandez from Hull? just the agent trying to stir up interest?

I was hoping Armstrong might return to past form after his op, and would be disappointed to see either him or Rogic go - knowing what they can do on their day.

{Ed007's Note - As far as I know there was never any news on Hernandez.}

17 Apr 2018 15:49:10
Can you see us trying to sign Roberts permanently this summer?

17 Apr 2018 20:28:13
malkybhoy surely u don't see hendry and commper being our centre halves next season what a mistake that would be. Rodgers clearly does not rate marvin and hendry ain't ready not by a long shot, Boyata, jozo and ayer are by far our best centre halves and people have it in for boyata but having watched hendry v dundee he isn't ready and the proof will be on sat v hibernian then v rangers again on sunday week no way hendry will play as a first choice.

17 Apr 2018 20:33:41
Armstrong will prob leave and eboue isn't a celtic player and christie is only decent. Ship these 2 out and sign john mcginn he is a class act.

17 Apr 2018 20:37:00
I can't see the club paying much of a transfer fee for Edouard when he is basically the third choice striker.
When Griffiths was injured he was getting a bit of game time but now Griffiths is back he seems to have dropped out of the reckoning. I thought that Sunday was telling in that with the game won and only a few minutes left the manager still didn't put him on. That doesn't look to me to be a player who Brendan Rodgers is going to be desperate to sign in the summer.

17 Apr 2018 21:59:24
Tysonmike1, Hendry and Compper are Rodger's singings so I'm sure he wouldn't sign them if he didn't rate them. They will be bled into the team gradually for the future as with Musonda. As for Edouard we have a number of quality options within the squad so not everyone will play every game. Strength in depth is the key. I can see two out of Jozo, Boyata and Sviatchenko leaving this summer.

17 Apr 2018 23:17:05
You make the point that hendry and compper are brendans signings so he must rate them? well so is eboue and frankly he is crap plus rodgers signed gamboa, de vries and musonda and none can get a game so he clearly does not rate them that much? If he rated hendry and marvin they would be playing now and not next season that is total nonsense. Jozo boyata and ayer are obviously our best 3 and dedryk did not put a foot wrong v them at hamden but seems to have been forgotten.

17 Apr 2018 23:55:48
Eboue had a great game vs Zenit at Celtic Park so we know the level he can play at also he's still very young. As I said strength in depth is key. Boyata had an ify moment again early on vs them and to be frank he is a bombscare! Boyata I believe said he wants to leave in the summer, it also looks like Sviatchenko doesn't have a future either so that leaves Compper, Ajer, Hendry and Jozo. I thought when Hendry came on vs them at Ibrox he looked solid. Your spot on with De vries and Rodgers quickly realised his misjudgement with him. Gamboa has done ok to be fair whenever he has had any game time. Musonda will play a bigger part next season I think.

18 Apr 2018 07:22:05
I think Compper will be offski in the Summer. He’s well out of favour after only 1 appearance. Something must have happened behind the scenes.

18 Apr 2018 08:22:59
Is it possible Brendan is going with the tried and trusted players for the buisness end of the season? Once the title is wrapped up a few players will undoubtedly get a chance with a run in the side i. e Compper Musonda etc. Ed have you heard anything as to whether Compper has fell out of favour?

{Ed007's Note - When was Compper ever in favour to fall out of it? I said at the time it was a strange decision to sign him and I didn't see him and anything more than a squad player. His cumbersome display against Morton only reinforced my opinion.}

18 Apr 2018 16:12:13
I was of the assumption that he was brought in for experience which would be put to use for future european campaigns, maybe I've got the wromg end of the stick but if he is out of favour it does seem a strange one as he surely can't be any worse than the bombscare that is Boyata!

18 Apr 2018 21:38:29
We haven't seen enough of Compper to have any real belief that he will ever become a regular at Celtic . The fact that we havn't seen enough of Commper re-inforces the belief that Compper probably wasn't a good buy in the first place.



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