Lennon in Ryan Christie Celtic transfer acceptance but Hoops boss holds out new deal hope

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St Andrews Bear

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Even if we lose say Defoe, Morelos, Davis and Kent we would still have Aribo, Hagi, Roofe, Itten who will still be here to build around.

That's worst case for losing numbers and having to bring through youth who are currently out on loan. The contrast in strategies is unbelievable. Really makes me confident for the long haul.
Honestly believe Kent will be here for another few seasons. And once the title is in the bag, Wilson and Stevie can talk with Morelos and his team about another year and a crack at champions league football, which is where Alfie wants to be.
Defoe I think may join the coaching team, it’s clear he has a good influence around the team, especially with Alfredo.
Exciting times
 

KGR98

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Not sure we’ll look too different next year. Alfie and one other first eleven moving on, but a crack at the champions league will see most wanting to stay.

Also, cast your mind forward, we win the league this year, they have major surgery which is never easy, we have a settled squad that’s enhanced with the funds from Alfie and one other. We’ll be favourites to win the league in 2021/22 which means direct guaranteed access to the champions league and its riches. It’s the proper house of cards scenario unfolding.

Scudding the sheep today is the next step. Winning the league this year is everything.
I'm personally hoping it's only Morelos leaving and possibly Defoe hanging up the boots then bring in a new affordable striker to compete with Roofe and Itten for a start
 

Artful Dodger

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So the are already lining up their next big money sale to help their accounts. Its a path they have used many times and we will need to use also.
Thought that was McGregor ?No wait nae neck no wait Edouard no wait dembele no wait frimpong.
Going by msm they are just waiting for the £35million plus coming in from any one of their galacticos.Turd polishing is their trade and they are good at it.
 

TerrySilverLoyal

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They are a shambles 2 players that they consider key are first team regulars and will go back to their clubs

The other you have paid 2m upfront and 160 grand a month and is utter horseshit

That's 3 players you need to replace before a balls kicked haha
 

KGR98

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They have a problem. Christie, eduoard, ajer and ntcham all have 18 months left and all want to go. Value is diminishing by the day and they need the money, do they hold on till the summer when they clearly dont want to be there anyway or take what they can get in January?

They are a shambles 2 players that they consider key are first team regulars and will go back to their clubs

The other you have paid 2m upfront and 160 grand a month and is utter horseshit

That's 3 players you need to replace before a balls kicked haha
If Christie Ajer and Eduard go they will get a lot of money in to replace them that's the thing we have to hope that they continue to waste it
 

prenzlauerbear

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For a "rubbish footballer" Christie still hit over 35 goals and assists for them last season. He's already on 10 this year. I don't rate him as highly as some, but the hyperbole on here in the pursuit of being seen as staunch is fast becoming exhausting. His leaving would clearly be a loss for them.

He's a player who is crying out for a proper manager to instill some discipline into his game. It's no surprise at all that he wants out under Lennon.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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I'm personally hoping it's only Morelos leaving and possibly Defoe hanging up the boots then bring in a new affordable striker to compete with Roofe and Itten for a start
I dont think Defoe is done yet.
If Morelos leaves , yes another in
I think alot depends on how Itten progresses on the money we spend on a new striker.
I have actually changed my mind on defoe/ davis where we shouldnt renew their deals in the summer.
I would give them one more year.
I would loose stewart, jones and edmunson in the Summer.
 

Number Six

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We can all have our opinion on how good or not he is but the fact is regardless of that he’s a huge asset for them.

His goals and assists last season in the league were 11 and 11 in 24 games for them so he’d be a loss and that’s good for us
 

KGR98

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I dont think Defoe is done yet.
If Morelos leaves , yes another in
I think alot depends on how Itten progresses on the money we spend on a new striker.
I have actually changed my mind on defoe/ davis where we shouldnt renew their deals in the summer.
I would give them one more year.
I would loose stewart, jones and edmunson in the Summer.
Out: Morelos (we need that big money sale to tell clubs we aren't pushovers anymore)
Jones
Stewart
Edmundson

Extend deals for Defoe McGregor Balogun and Davis if the want however I don't know how long they can last

In:
A new marquee striker
A RW ( Murphy from Newcastle or Samuel from QPR are available on a pre contract)
Long term successors for Davis (Zungu possibly) and McGregor (McCrorie has been shocking this season at Livi)
 
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chucknorris

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If Christie Ajer and Eduard go they will get a lot of money in to replace them that's the thing we have to hope that they continue to waste it

The money they get will be to plug the massive loss they are heading for in this years accounts.
 

barneythebear

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they will sell him for pennies once he signs a pre contract with an EFL team or at best a low placed EPL team, the guys a decent enough player and him going means they lose a first team regular.
 

nb89

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For a "rubbish footballer" Christie still hit over 35 goals and assists for them last season. He's already on 10 this year. I don't rate him as highly as some, but the hyperbole on here in the pursuit of being seen as staunch is fast becoming exhausting. His leaving would clearly be a loss for them.

He's a player who is crying out for a proper manager to instill some discipline into his game. It's no surprise at all that he wants out under Lennon.
There’s no doubt he contributes a fair bit for Celtic as you mention but when he comes up against decent teams in Europe and against us he struggles as his shoot on site policy doesn’t work and he doesn’t get the space. He had a good second half against Serbia last week but apart from scoring penalties he’s done very little for Scotland.
 

Mr. T.

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I hope they give him a new contract on big money. He is chronic.
He really isn’t chronic, no matter how much you tell yourself he is. He is a good player and, together with McGregor, is one who can make a difference in a game for them.
 

prenzlauerbear

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There’s no doubt he contributes a fair bit for Celtic as you mention but when he comes up against decent teams in Europe and against us he struggles as his shoot on site policy doesn’t work and he doesn’t get the space. He had a good second half against Serbia last week but apart from scoring penalties he’s done very little for Scotland.

I wouldn't really disagree with that - he's a bit of a flat track bully. But you can guarantee he'll hit over 20 goals and assists from midfield each season, which is huge in this league and has been our downfall in recent years. Replacing those figures won't be easy for them.

"Rubbish footballer" and "chronic" is pure nonsense.
 

Bowery Boy

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He really isn’t chronic, no matter how much you tell yourself he is. He is a good player and, together with McGregor, is one who can make a difference in a game for them.
He really is. Constantly gets caught in possession and wastes opportunity after opportunity with terrible decision making. Occasionally can score a wonder goal. Like I said, he's rated higher on here than he is amongst the Celtic support.
 

Kentbear

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I remember the doings they handed out to us regularly when we came back to the top division and it still hurts the way that we were swatted out the way.
They bought into all the mock adulation and hype light years ahead/the invincibles etc etc, and took their eye off the ball with complacency.
We had a root and branch clearout with the right staff in the right posts allied to a huge upturn in the skill set of the players recruited and with a board that initially steaded the ship now going on to fully back our young hungry focussed manager.
Imo the turnaround has been quite spectacular, it is correct that no silverware has been won but there is only one team in the city heading upwards and it is mine and yours.
 

Blu_ultra

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Good player - in the spl. He's never performed in Europe, he's inconsistent and just looks like a guy who would struggle to take a step up. Could see a championship side taking a chance on him.
 

Forza_Napoli

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They have a problem. Christie, eduoard, ajer and ntcham all have 18 months left and all want to go. Value is diminishing by the day and they need the money, do they hold on till the summer when they clearly dont want to be there anyway or take what they can get in January?
Not one of then look like signing a new deal and why would they especially edouard and Ajer who will get massive signing on fees if they leave for free ntcham hates it there so he would sign a new deal either. Christie is the only one I'd say they have a chance keeping and even that is diminishing by the day working with Lennon won't be improving the lad and he'll know that he only needs to take one look at jack when he's away with Scotland to see what proper coaching can do.
 

SirAlfredofMorelos

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Ryan Christie would be an absolute moron to sign a new deal. He'll have 12 month left on his deal after the EURO's. He'll be able to leave on a smaller fee and probably get a higher wage due to a smaller fee and a larger profile at the EURO's.

He's not the only one Ntcham, Édouard and Ajer are all out of contract in 2022. All in that is 4 of their highest value players (McGregor is probably their only other high value player). In their desire to get 10iAR* and cement their legacy, they have played a massive financial blunder. They have allowed 4 of their highest value players to run down their contract and in turn run down their value.

Celtic will have a complete rebuild job next season if those 4 leave, brown retires and the 3 loans leave. That's before you add in McGregor and potentially Julien wanting out. The problem is they won't be able to command the sort of fees they would want for Édouard, Ajer, Ntcham and Christie. You're talking losing 30-40% of the value they had come the summer. Then the millions they will lose due to Covid. The tims could end up in the doldrums for a few years.
 

chucknorris

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They will take in about 50 million from those 3 they will reinvest a significant amount of that

They broke even last season with a 25 million sale, fans in the ground and winning their europa group and this summer they've spent the guts of 20 million. Wont be much left.
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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Out: Morelos (we need that big money sale to tell clubs we aren't pushovers anymore
Jones
Stewart
Edmundson

Extend deals for Defoe McGregor Balogun and Davis if the want however I don't know how long they can last

In:
A new marquee striker
A RW ( Murphy from Newcastle or Samuel from QPR are available on a pre contract)
Long term successors for Davis (Zungu possibly) and McGregor (McCrorie has been shocking this season at Livi)
Long term , who cares re mcgregor at the moment.
We picked up mclauchlin who is approx 6 years younger than mcgregor.
If Mcrorie aint the answer then so motte it be.
 

oranje-viola

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I hope they give him a new contract on big money. He is chronic.
Chronic a bit too far but he’s massively overrated and overhyped.

He’s always seemed a bit raw and uncultured but I think he’s developed aspects of his game in last year or so and he’s obviously a goal threat given his willingness to shoot from anywhere.

He’s 25 however so he’s hardly some young pup who’s rawness and lack of polish can be excused by youth.

I reckon he’ll end up down south as a non-entity squad player such as Armstrong
 

Kilsyth Unionist

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Out: Morelos (we need that big money sale to tell clubs we aren't pushovers anymore
Jones
Stewart
Edmundson

Extend deals for Defoe McGregor Balogun and Davis if the want however I don't know how long they can last

In:
A new marquee striker
A RW ( Murphy from Newcastle or Samuel from QPR are available on a pre contract)
Long term successors for Davis (Zungu possibly) and McGregor (McCrorie has been shocking this season at Livi)
Obviously this is based on nobody leaving for big money such as Kamara.
I would get rid of Edmunson as Katic deserves to be 3 or 4th in line for the centre half position.
Stewart, edmunson and jones will not be on massive wages imo.
However it could go towards a good bosman.
 

Drovavan Dünaditch

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He’s their only player who looks forward in the middle of the park outwith Rogic who only gives them an hour then he’s gassed. If they lose him they’re in bother.
 

KGR98

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Obviously this is based on nobody leaving for big money such as Kamara.
I would get rid of Edmunson as Katic deserves to be 3 or 4th in line for the centre half position.
Stewart, edmunson and jones will not be on massive wages imo.
However it could go towards a good bosman.
Morelos would be the big sale hopefully for £20 million or around that Brain Brobbeys deal is up at Ajax and is the next big thing if we could pri him out of there it would be a huge coupe and would mean we aren't even touching the money we bring in for Morelos.Whatever we bring in for Stewart Jones and Edmundson can go towards a high quality RW bosman (Osayi Samuel or Murphy would be an improvement on what we have) and improved deals for our key assets
 

helicopter-sunday

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Their best players IMO are Ajer, Christie and Edouard. It would be fantastic if all three left in the summer and Lennon was still there at the start the 2021/22 season.

That’d be some rebuilding job.
 
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