The press has given headlines tonight to Alan Hutton as he tries to make a case for why Stephen Welsh should leave Celtic to pursue a move to Italy. This is typical of the Scottish media in talking the national game down.
Hutton isn’t a credible figure, because he’s another ex-Ibrox footballer who knows the easiest way to get headlines is to stir the soup at Parkhead.
His comments are ridiculous. Welsh should leave because he’s “too far down the pecking order” at Celtic? He should look to move to Italy because he can’t get into our team at the moment?
Is it only me who sees the obvious here; if Welsh was good enough to play in Serie A at the moment he would be walking into the Celtic team every week.
Welsh has no interest in leaving. Celtic has no interest in selling him.
But if he did want to go because he wants first team football, isn’t he admitting that he’s not good enough to get it?
Isn’t it an admission of defeat?
Has this even dawned on this clown?
Once again, this is a guy who saw a chance to get himself in the news at our expense.
There is no merit whatsoever to his comments.
They are idiotic and sell our game short.
What is it about the press that they want to move on every player who emerges in this country? They have absolutely no shame about it either. Welsh is a cracking young prospect; he’ll be at the centre of the Celtic squad for years to come.
And they cannot wait to move him on.
I get tired of this. I get tired of ex-Ibrox footballers getting their headlines at our expense.
He should keep his stupid mouth shut about our club and our players, nobody involved with Celtic wants to hear his opinion on our footballers or their future.