Stuart Armstrong’s impending move from Celtic to Southampton for £7million has been hijacked by some very odd comments by former Hoops striker Chris Sutton.
Sutton, writing on his personal Twitter account, claimed that the player owed the Hoops ‘a bit more respect and loyalty’ and it was a case of ‘good riddance’ to the 26-year-old.
He also claimed that the player only had ‘six good months’ with the Hoops.
I like him as a player. He had six good months but didn’t want to commit last season. I think he owed Celtic a bit more respect and loyalty. Decent money and good luck to him but it is good riddance… https://t.co/ZG5yfn1sX3
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) June 22, 2018
Sutton’s comments are extremely harsh on a player who has been ultra-professional in his three year spell with the Hoops.
It is also very unfair to say that he only had a good six months with the Bhoys, as Armstrong was a vital part of the Hoops side which clinched back to back domestic trebles.
Armstrong could have left the Hoops last season, when his career was arguably at its peak, but he decided to stay for another year when he could have move down south for a lot more money.
Last season might not have turned out as well as Armstrong might have hoped it would, but he has still done very well for the Bhoys in his time at the club, and the Hoops will earn a profit on his departure.
If Armstrong was leaving the Hoops at the end of the season on a free transfer then Sutton’s comments could perhaps be slightly understandable, but with regards to the current situation Armstrong doesn’t deserve the level of criticism he received.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops must spend their Armstrong money on some defenders