'Sell him straight to Liverpool' - Celtic fans blown away after defender agrees terms
Celtic supporters have been blown away on Twitter after learning that right-back Anthony Ralston agreed terms to sign a new long-term deal with the Scottish champions on Thursday.
The 19-year-old’s deal was announced on the club’s official Twitter account and fans seem to be happy with the news that the highly-rated youngster has committed his future to the Bhoys.
???? Anthony Ralston has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract which will see him remain at #CelticFC until the summer of 2022!
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) December 28, 2017
One fan even joked that the Hoops may as well cut out the middle man and “sell him straight to Liverpool” after Virgil van Dijk was snapped up by the Reds on Wednesday.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter:
Cut out the middle man and sell him straight to Liverpool for £60 million
— Wolfe Of Parkhead ???? (@ParkheadWolfe) December 28, 2017
Congratulations Anthony. You'll be a star in the hoops for years to come.
— Adam (@BornHeel) December 28, 2017
Fantastic news. Get yourself fit and fight for your first team place big man
— Barry Nixon (@barrynixon1980) December 28, 2017
Great news. hope to se you back playing after the new year
— Gerard Whelan (@celticbhoy1961) December 28, 2017
Anthony Ralston here for 10 in a row 10 in a row ????
— Amylee ???? (@Amyleexox5) December 28, 2017
Fantastic. Get him some more game time ????????☘️????????
— Daniel (@wazzad97) December 28, 2017
Great move, more big things to come!
— ????Kerrygold1888???? (@kerrygold1888) December 28, 2017
— Li'l Ze (@LilZe8) December 28, 2017
Ralston featured prominently at the start of the season, even starting a game against PSG in the Champions League, before injuries curtailed his involvement in the first-team.
The right-back is seen as the natural successor to Mikael Lustig and there is a good chance he will get more game time in the second-half of the season after the January winter break.
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Ralston is unlikely to be involved when the Hoops take on Rangers in the Old Firm derby on Saturday due to his injury problems.
The Celts go into the 11 points ahead of their old rivals and eight points ahead of second placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table.
Manager Brendan Rodgers will be determined to see the first-half off with a win against Celtic’s bitter rivals.
The first match between the clubs this season ended in a comfortable 2-0 win for the Hoops at Ibrox in September thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.
In other Celtic news, Jonny Hayes addressed his broken leg on social media