Celtic transfer stories are going to proliferate over the course of the next few weeks, and today we’ve got a good one doing the rounds; Lyndon Dykes, of Livingston, is linked to the club.
He would reputedly cost us £2 million. That’s like bad comedy.
Lyndon Dykes is yet another bog-standard SPL striker.
There has been one exceptional forward in this league in the last decade; Leigh Griffiths, and he’s already at Celtic Park.
During the Celts Down Under podcast recently, I said that I would take Cosgrove at Aberdeen because his league scoring record is broadly comparable to that of Morelos … and he offers a physical edge. But I wouldn’t jettison any of our current forwards for him, and that’s doubly true for Dykes.
There is talk that Sevco are monitoring him as well. Let them fumble about trying to scrape £2 million up for this guy; Celtic are well out of it.
Dykes wouldn’t improve our squad in any way, shape or form.
He would be lucky to get on the bench most weeks.
We have Bayo, who cost us a cool £2 million. We have Klimala who cost us near enough £4 million.
And we already have Griffiths and Edouard.
Who of that lot would you dump for an SPL level footballer? He’s never played at a higher level than this league, and indeed has spent much of his time in Scotland in the lower reaches … over two spells at Queen of the South, totally more than 100 matches, he scored exactly ten times.
Why are we even wasting our time with reports like this?
Another report today says that Fraser Forster has been “priced out of a move” to Celtic.
What’s the source of that? Paul Robinson and a football blog.
Yet every newspaper has picked it up as proof that we’re not going to get our man there either … ridiculous.
Like I said, transfer rumours abound. It’s that time of year.
Celtic gets on with its business in a low-key, below the radar, manner.
You will probably not read about first in The Daily Record.
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