My good friend Paddy Sinat over on Vital Celtic has already stuck up a piece on this issue, but I feel I have to stick one up as well.
The story this morning that Southampton are eyeing Kyogo is as lazy a piece of alleged journalism as you will ever see.
Nobody should be paying the slightest heed to it.
It contains not one fact.
It is supposition, based on us having sold players to them before and on the presumption that we would just roll over if they offered to treble our money.
Do not believe a word of it. This is another example of people chasing hits using Celtic’s name, and that’s all that it is.
The source is a website in Italy which didn’t even bother to pretend it had sources or any real information and it was picked up by the repositories of clickbait nonsense and they ran with it. Of course, some of our media will follow suit.
We’re easy to get hits from because every negative story like this finds its way into our mainstream press.
That’s why these goons write this stuff.
It should be ignored.
In fact, it should be scorned, held up to ridicule, laughed at.
This kind of tiresome nonsense is all over the internet most weeks anyway, but this is the international break when these sites are desperate for something to write that justifies their existence.
Prepare for more of this dirge in the fortnight ahead.
Isn’t it amusing, though, that you rarely read this stuff about players across the city anymore?
Remember that story about Hagi going to Roma for £10 million? Whatever happened to that?
Wasn’t that one featured prominently in The Daily Record?
Sometimes those are the biggest clickbait factories of all.