'Clowns' - Fans react as PL club plot January swoop for Celtic defender (not Tierney)
By Danny Wright
Everton are plotting to make a bid for Celtic teenager Anthony Ralston when the January transfer window re-opens in January – and Scottish football fans have reacted mainly to rubbish the link.
It is understood that the young defender’s performance on Tuesday night when he squared up to Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in the Champions League is what has led to Everton’s interest peaking enough for them to make a bid.
Ralston is a product of Celtic’s academy and is the latest full-back to make a breakthrough after Kieran Tierney rose to prominence and became a regular in Brendan Rodgers’ side and the Scotland set-up.
Tierney was claimed to have been wanted by Manchester United during the summer transfer window but it now seems that Premier League side Everton has set their sights on the other young Scot in the Celtic squad.
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The Hoops fans are understandably aggrieved that one of the big-spending English sides has set their sights on one of their prized young possessions.
However supporters of their bitter rivals Rangers have also weighed in on the transfer rumour, mainly saying that Ralston isn’t worth a move to the Premier League because he wasn’t good enough against PSG.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
£40 million no doubt
— KennyGrfc (@kennygrfc) September 14, 2017
Ralston to Everton. Geeze £10 million ya clowns.
— Kevin (@kevindempsey81) September 14, 2017
Aye because Everton are short at Right back what with Sheamus Coleman, Holgate and signing Martina in the summer ????????????
— Granny (@MrPatrick999) September 14, 2017
Why? Do they need a joker in the dressing room?
— damienRFC (@damienRFC) September 13, 2017
Heard they want £8M for him. ????
— El Búfalo (@notmorelos) September 13, 2017
That's him worth 30 million how he's played a game in Champions League. Absolute nonsense man.
— John B (@VicVinegar75) September 14, 2017