Late last year, the Daily Record ran a speculative piece of trash on the transfer fee Spurs are asking for over Cameron Carter Vickers. They claimed an exclusive, which was that the transfer fee was moving towards being unaffordable; they said he would cost us £10 million.
That story has already collapsed as actual journalists, with actual information, have brought clarity on that.
Today they have another idiotic claim involving Jota.
All of a sudden the transfer clause in his contract with the club isn’t a set fee, it’s a “starting point.”
What a ridiculous claim that is.
Have you ever read such nonsense in your life?
Option to buy clauses do not come as “starting points.”
The fee is agreed. The clauses are agreed. Celtic knows every single penny that they will need to pay.
Where do their journalists get this stuff?
Who are these spurious claims for?
To cater to their own fantasies that we won’t get the players we want?
Or to convince themselves that these players will eventually prove to be out of our financial reach?
This blog has said, for months, that there’s a possibility of us not getting these guys.
They might decide to see what their options are.
But if they are open to the move then the move will happen because we already know the costs and already know they are worth it.
So what is the objective of this crap?
If not to convince themselves and their Ibrox reader-base, do they think they can freak Celtic fans out with this?
It is just remarkable to me that a national newspaper runs the fantasises of its journalists instead of actual news.
It is also appalling how little the press wants to keep good young talent in Scotland if that talent poses a threat to their favourite club.
Whenever we have a footballer who looks as if he could be a star they cannot wait to move him swiftly out the door.
This is sheer fantasy stuff from the press.
The £6 million fee is agreed. It is not a “starting point”.
The Record is once again branching out into fiction.