Posted on Saturday, 11th June 2011 by Sean
Well here it is even more sensational news has been leaked to me from my close friend in the know, in the media, and he has revealed more targets that may be snapped up by the Bhoys.
The first list was a bit of an anti-climax as it had a few lesser knowns and unknowns, which some commenters took pride in slating, but my view is well what do you expect. We do not have the cash flow of Real Madrid, Chelsea or Man City and our scouting network has to throw the net wider to pull in quality on sadly a low budget, but who knows Mr Desmond may dip into his pocket if Lennon finds a corker who they all would like, who could to move the club forwards.
The second part of the inside knowledge will be revealed below, let me remind you NONE OF THE BELOW IS FROM ME, it is from another party so do not shoot the messenger bhoys.
This is the second part of the full list that was passed to me only last night from my pal in the press: -
American, Goalkeeper – Marcus Hahnemann – Without a possible solid experienced goalie in the line-up other than Zaluska and Forsters departure looking likely Hahnemann has been looked at considerably and may be offered a trial.
NORWEGIAN, Striker – John Carew – Now Jay Bothroyd is being touted to english prem teams, Carew is in the light, he offers again something a bit different and Celtic have been in touch.
English, Midfielder – Nigel Reo-Coker – A player who has lost his way, picked up form under Martin O’Neill at Villa and with a whisper in Lennons ear, Coker may be added as a squad player only, he would not be a direct replacement for any leaving players.
Danish, Striker – Nicklas Bendtner – Arsene Wenger has expressed a need for new life in his team and has targetted Beram Kayal and Emilio Izaguirre as Arsenal type of players, Wenger who is currently waiting for bids for Fabregas for extra cash, will offer a swap deal for Bendtner or the player “-see player below-” for either Kayal or Emilio.
Mexican, Striker – Carlos Vela – Will be involved in conjunction with any deals above if they go ahead.
Hungarian, Attacking Midfielder – Zoltan Gera – When Lennon ushers a clean out of the un-needed he will look to another midfielder option, with tons of premiership experience, European experience, flair and an eye for goal he has been looked at as a short term project ala the Ljungberg deal.
Nigerian, Winger – Victor Obinna – Would add pace and an eye for goal to the Celtic line-up but Obinna will look elsewhere first as he rates himself. Celtic could bid for him as Inter see him as surplus to requirements. Could cost between 4 and 6 million.
Brazilian, Left back – Dede – Looking for a chance to add to his silverware and having always expressed an interest to play abroad Dortmunds longest serving player has a few options including Celtic, at 33 it is questionable what he can offer but with bags of experience in lots of varied competitions the once capped internationalist may consider Celtic but has offers from Bundesliga teams such as Mainz.
Spanish, Midfielder – Marcos Senna – At 34 his best years are arguably behind him but he would add technical ability and bags of experience that Celtic lacked last season that could have got them over the line. Sennas agent has been touting him across the UK including Celtic, Swansea and QPR.
Brazilian, Winger / Striker – Bebe – A failed Alex Ferguson project? May be shipped out on a full transfer or loan. He has expressed an interest in a loan move to Scotland, abroad or even the championship. I cannot see Ferguson doing Celtic any favours unless Izaguirre is involved but he has been looked at by Celtic and is word is he is available.
Ghanian, Defender – John Pantsil – Strength, good positioning and bravery are all traits to his persona, would add even more experience to the Celtic defence with well travelled Dan Majstorovic. Experience is the key word Celtic need it to overshadow their rivals. Celtic know of Pantsils availability.
German, Left back – Christian Pander – German internationalist defender has expressed a considerable opinion to move to new shores, will only be signed if Izaguirre is transferred out.
Belgian, Goalkeeper – Brian Vandenbussche – Heerenveens goalkeeper currently considering his options, with the Netherlands Eredivisie one of the ‘ponds’ Celtics scout network has been watching, with some decent displays in the past season with scouts spotted at his matches he could see a move to Celtic as a big step up in his career.
Dutch, Striker – Danny Koevermans – On word of friend Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Danny has seriously considered the SPL or EPL to be his next move. He has heard stories of Celtic and even watched Celtic matches on TV, he would be a great addition to the squad but PSV may ask for Samaras with any deal.
Spanish, Goalkeeper – Manuel Almunia – Could resolve Celtics emerging goalkeeping void. If rumours of Shay Given are not true and he does not move the only high calibre goalkeeper left could be Almunia. He would relish in the SPL but he will consider other Premiership teams 1st, QPR and Aston Villa are considering moves.
So that is the list… so far, my man in the know will give me any more transfer information he has to me and then I will reveal it once again. The insider has told me will be back with a part 3 in the near future.
Comment as you wish Celts.