Celtic Will Not Be Missing Much If Free Transfer Scottish Player Goes Across Town.

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There was a time when I would have signed Ryan Porteous at the drop of a hat. I thought he was one of those players who could grow into a Celtic shirt and become a proper great. He’s available on a free transfer in the summer and a deal can be tied up for him right now.

There is talk that the club across the city is interested in acquiring him.

Good to know. Let them have him. The idea of signing him lost much of its lustre the longer we actually watched him. He’s a hot-head. He’s a snark. Those things would be forgivable – almost – if he was actually a top class defender or looked as if he might be one day. But that’s not the case. He is careless and prone to horrendous errors.

I was discussing him with some friends a few weeks back and one of them said to me, “Imagine him in a game at Ibrox. A red card would be a certainty.” I agreed wholeheartedly, and that on its own is enough reason.

He lacks the discipline to be a Celtic player.

The pressure is enormous and he can barely cope with it whilst playing for Hibs.

I wrote in a piece not that long ago about the possibility of signing a player from Scotland, and I don’t really fancy any of the current crop. I don’t see a standout, not one footballer who can make this team better, not even as a squad player.

If Ibrox’s level of ambition of Ryan Porteous, if that’s the limit of their imagination, then they have nothing going for them. They will not catch us with signings like this or Ross Stewart or any of the other unimaginative UK based names they are sniffing around.

Especially not whilst we scour the globe for the best young talent we can find.

Right now, as much as I hate to say it, none of them are in Scotland.

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  • Jim The Tim says:

    James, I assesed his lack of Celtic standard long time ago, you surprise me on your overall monitoring of his ability.
    He’s promoted Sunday League player.

  • Anthony Mcquade says:

    Totally agree ?

  • BJM says:

    Sevco are realistically the only team he can sign for ,if he signs for any one else he would spend most of his career suspended .
    Sfa referees will only turn a blind eye to his red card assaults if he’s a sevco hun 2012 player.

  • Dora says:

    I’d love the rangers to sign him up-he and the big columbo can lock horns to see who gets the quickest red bull…bring it on!!

  • Jim The Tim says:

    Can Porteous bless himself. Majority of the Newco can, that’s why there not fkd out of Europe.
    Up to there knees in onion grease.
    They surrendered years ago.

  • Tony B says:

    Porteous is all of those things but he’s also a diver and a cheat and that’s why he’ll fit right in at the huns.

  • Jim The Tim says:

    If his ambition after football is to be a BBC pundit, well that’s the progressive root.
    Parcelled of bluenose fkrs in a nation.
    God Save the Queen. Well he balanced things out.

  • John says:

    He won’t get booked as much if he moves across the city

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    No-brainer. Hope they dae take him. Clumsy, reckless, more aggressive than talented, far too hot-headed. Liable tae cost ye points in a Glasgow derby game.

  • Hayley says:

    I agree. It shows the genuine level that they are at, which is something they try to hide. They can try to spin stories about how great they will be, and massively pushing their amazingly ambitious. Unfortunately (for them), things like this expose the true level of ambition and it doesn’t seem to match their PR rubbish.

    Not surprised tbh, and neither should the zombie
    Fans. It’s not exactly the first time they have exaggerated or just blatant lies.

    They are a shambles.

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