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The Record Should Be Embarrassed By Its Latest Article On Jota.

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What can we infer from the picture, today, of Jota holidaying in his Celtic gear?

Something? Nothing?

A little or a lot?

My own thoughts are that I find it funny that The Record is running it.

What that picture does make clear is that my article of this morning suggesting that The Record did not have a clue what was going on behind the scenes in “negotiations” between the club and the player was spot on.

This guy is not negotiating.

This guy is relaxing, and he’s relaxing in a Celtic strip.

It doesn’t mean that the deal is done, although even The Record – in its latest piece – pretty much acknowledges that it now looks very, very imminent.

It does support my suspicion that the issues have pretty much been resolved, and probably were a while ago.

Celtic prefers to do these things with a little pageantry.

When the deals for Jota and Carter Vickers are sealed they will most probably be announced on the same day. That could be as early as the end of the week, although the deals don’t need to be done prior to 15 June.

Whatever the situation is, he does not seem as if he’s troubled by it.

He seems content. He seems happy.

He seems to enjoy wearing the jersey and basking in the adoration of the fans.

All of it feeds into the perception that when it came to the state of the talks that the rag in question simply wrote the story it thought its core audience wanted rather than something based on facts.

There is no rush here anymore than there is a rush to get the manager signed up on a long-term deal. I am not in the least bit worried that he is going to be snapped up by another club any more than I am concerned that Jota will turn us down.

The hacks at The Record would love to believe in both.

But then, they also believe that Bassey is worth what Kieran Tierney went for … so it’s obvious how seriously we should take them.

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5 comments

  • 18871888 says:

    I don’t actually think too many of them do believe that Bassey is worth the same as Tierney. I think they’re punting the line handed down by the high heid yins in senior management feart to stand up to Sevco; and Celtic’s ugh heid yins are partly to blame.

  • Eugenio Savelli says:

    That rag knows nothing about Celtic because Celtic tell them nothing and as the saying goes what they don’t no they make up the only thing that rags good for is toilet paper end of.

  • Roonsa says:

    The window opens on Friday. It could be a glorious return to the days of “Nike Friday” only this time it will be “Adidas Friday”. I prefer Adidas anyway and always have. The Daily Arsehole doesn’t have anything of note to report on Celtic because another remnant from yesteryear is no longer at the club. The Mole!

  • Effarr says:

    Am I the only one who feels that Celtic are slipping back into their old ways again? These deals should have been done and dusted
    before the holidays. I wouldn`t be surprised if the Carter -Vickers deal falls through. It reminds me of the McGinn situation.

  • Dave Ramshaw says:

    Why waste any time on anything In the Daily Huncord??

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