Kenny Miller seems to be in the media a lot these days, and the longer he is in the media the stupider he comes across.
And the more bitter.
When he spoke again about Celtic the other day – does he do anything else? – he offered his view on the valuation we would be putting on Liel Abada. It is hilariously, diabolically low.
£8 -£10 million? He can chase himself. Any club which offered that would be playing games with us rather than getting real.
This is a player in his early 20’s, and the last time someone from this country left a club here – and to Ajax at that! – he went for substantially more than that and was substantially less talented.
Abada can play anywhere he wants to. This is a guy whose career is just starting, and he is going to leave our club one day and that’s a fact we’ve all internalised already. But we have him on a long term deal and we’re in no hurry to see him go.
This is not a guy at 28 who has half a foot out the door. Abada will not rock the boat.
He has not agitated for a transfer.
If his agents are smart they will look at the clubs who are currently linked with him – Southampton for God’s sake? About to be relegated! – and conclude that there’s better out there and that he should bide his time.
Celtic will not be pushed around either way, not when we know that another season in the Champions League can make this guy into a superstar and we can realise big, big money for him.
In those circumstances, Miller’s valuation is a joke instead of a mere insult, and the joke isn’t on us because we know what the player is worth.
No, the real joke is on every outlet which has hired this guy as he’s essentially proving how ignorant and dumb he is.
Whatever they are paying him, he’s not worth it.