A Tired Old Celtic Transfer Story Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again.

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There are some transfer rumours which refuse to die, no matter how many times you hit them on the head.

One of those transfer stories has been resurrected again tonight with one site (but this will spread to the mainstream hacks, you watch) suggesting that we had scouted Antoine Semenyo of Bristol City both at his club and at the World Cup.

This story has been going around so long that I think it’s probably lapped itself.

Is there the slightest bit of truth in it? We were linked with him in the summer and in the windows before that, and his club was demanding mad money for him. They still are.

But he’s out of contract and that’s supposed to make a difference to us. Here’s what would; if he had actually impressed during the World Cup, where he played for Ghana.

The same sites are claiming that Ibrox are preparing to “swoop” with a £5 million bid. Once you stop laughing at that idea you’ll conclude that there’s no truth in it.

This story started on a local website, the Bristol equivalent of The Daily Record. With the guy’s contract running down it smells a lot like agent inspired gossip.

I’ve watched this guy play. I don’t get what the fuss is about.

He’s not a natural finisher and so the only conceivable reason to look at him would be that he can play wide as well as through the middle and there is nobody at Celtic right now who I would trade for this player, not Abada, Forrest, Jota, Maeda or Haksabanovic.

This really does seem like a fishy tale to me, one being put about by his representatives, to get clubs down south into the bidding for him.

Dragging us and the other lot into the same tale is about getting us to compete against each other, but anyone who examines that knows there would be no contest to speak of.

If it comes down to money, we’d win because we have it and they don’t.

File this one under “fiction.” I’d be amazed if it was anything more than that.

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