Glasgow Live – sister paper to The Daily Record – came up with a new way to annoy us today when it published a story linking Juranovic with a move to the EPL. After he’s played one game.
Where’s the merit in a story like that? Is he good enough to play in that league?
Nobody knows because we’ve hardly seen the guy.
He looks impressive, yes, but in 90 minutes, played out of position.
That’s hardly a well to tell what we’ve got here.
I’m not sure what this story accomplishes except to aggravate people.
The same sort of nonsense is already being talked about Kyogo and how he’ll be “attracting interest”.
It’s not going to unsettle anyone who’s just been at the club five minutes, but it’s laying the ground work for stupid questions at future press events and for a whole summer of speculation.
Whenever Celtic is settled this is what happens; an outpouring of this guff, linking our players to all and sundry.
The worst thing is, some of these players start believing this nonsense and that’s exactly what the press is really after here.
Juranovic is delighted to be at Celtic.
He’s young and I don’t doubt that he’s highly ambitious as well. These people haven’t even let him settle in before they’ve started their nonsense.
It’s much the same as giving Starfelt no chance to grow into the team before they start to hammer at him.
Wait until he’s had a few more good games; he too will be on the tabloid’s list of likely summer departures.
It is depressingly predictable.
Of course, it’s also a compliment. Our club is good at this, at spotting good young players and turning them into stars.
We are good at selling them out.
We are credible in a way the club at Ibrox is not.
That doesn’t make this story any less ludicrous … but it does cast a big dark shadow over what the club across the city keeps on failing to do.