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19 Dec 2019 19:32:44
Just thinking who would you say was the last player celtic bought that would have walked into any team at the time we bought him?

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19 Dec 2019 19:53:02
Virgil van Dijk has to be last player we bought at the time at could of walked or crawled into any team, he makes everything look so effortless like he’s not even trying, don’t think any other signing could compare till him for a defender and is the closest ex Celtic player to ever win ballon d or.

19 Dec 2019 20:31:39
Not for me Irish he learned a lot at parkhead. His positional discipline and sense needed major work.

For me it was probably as far back as Paul Lambert.
He had just won the Champions league while marking one of the worlds best players out the games and made an assist for the first goal.

19 Dec 2019 20:35:17
Lambo is my hero.

19 Dec 2019 20:51:04
Lamberts goals v rangers will never be forgotten that goal the 2 0 to stop the ten I have never heard a roar like that in my life when it bursts the net .

19 Dec 2019 21:45:41
Duff he said it was a fluke then done it the next week or so against Motherwell.

Hes got to be the most underrated player in Scottish football history.

19 Dec 2019 22:00:45
Jeremy Frimpong.

20 Dec 2019 03:51:38
Paul Lambert was one of the main reasons Celtic stopped 10 in a row.
Rangers offered him a bigger salary but he already had a gentleman’s agreement with Celtic. It turned out to be a game changer.

20 Dec 2019 07:45:05

20 Dec 2019 08:49:49
I always thought lambo was a bit unappreciated, but for me he was always a class operator on the pitch.
I never got to see the maestro in his pomp, as I came of age in the 90's but when lambo signed after winning the campions league it was a game changer. Burley and morten W both had great contributions to stop the 10, but for me Paul Lambert was the man.
Did he take over the captaincy from Tam Boyd? How long was he at Celtic for?

20 Dec 2019 10:37:01
Lubo was a 33 when he formed that amazing partnership with Henke. We destroyed the Rangers in that November fixture 5-1. He was a two footed and had amazing skills, he even trapped the ball with his arse to bring it under control. Wish we had him a little bit younger and longer.

20 Dec 2019 11:13:25
Mally your having a laugh mate.
Petrov was as raw a player as I've ever seen. He improved massively at parkhead.

20 Dec 2019 11:17:03
Ye at first he was captain on the pitch and boyd was still club captain but not playing much then he took it over full time.
Think it was 8 or 9 years. Got him for around 2million as well.

20 Dec 2019 12:21:44
Naka for me. Miss his creativity and dead ball ability. Don't think we've ever replaced him.

20 Dec 2019 12:23:19
Island Celt, Lambert was at Celtic for 7 seasons and in that time Celtic won 4 leagues and we won the Scottish and League cup 2 times each.
I think Paul took over the captains armband from Boyd in 2002/03, the season we got to Seville.

Celtic have helped progress a load of players careers but Lambert and Larsson came to Celtic with the full package. We only got Larsson cheap because there was a clause in his contract. He was always wanted by Feyenoord and other clubs but Celtic were lucky to get him due to the Wim Jansen affect and getting Paul Lambert for £2m for 7 seasons was also a steal.

Petrov turned into a great player under MON, when Martin started playing him in his natural position because John Barnes was playing him at right back.
Guys like Sutton couldn’t get a game with Chelsea, Robbie Keane with Spurs and nobody wanted Hartson because of his injuries. Van Dyke, Wanyama and Forster all became better players with Celtic coaching.

20 Dec 2019 13:04:26
Naka wouldn't have walked in to any team though when he signed for celtic though
Sad to say neither would lubo because of his age.

Larson was not the full package when he came to celtic either.
And he says that himself. Was a good goal scorer his first few season but he didn't become the player he became until after his leg break.

20 Dec 2019 15:44:04
Celtic were very lucky to get Larsson because he was an excellent player.
I will admit he did get better the older and wiser he became.
I still think he was a world class player before his leg break and Celtic were fortunate to have him.

Larsson played 2 full seasons and then broke his leg in the October ’99. In just over 2 seasons Larsson scored 70 goals for Celtic and yet amazingly he did as Kev mentioned, come back from his horrific injury an even better player.
Lambert is probably the last world class player Celtic signed whilst still in his prime.

20 Dec 2019 20:50:10
Cheers lads
I always thought it was strange why he came back to Scotland after winning the big cup at Dortmund
Maybe he just liked the bumble bee strip.

Hard to imagine us signing a centre midfielder from the European champions now.

21 Dec 2019 12:24:04
Did he not come home for family reasons, or have I imagined that? .



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