'Keep the bench warm' - Celtic fans fume over reported hunt for prodigal hot shot
Celtic fans on social media are unimpressed with reports that the club are closing in on a deal for teenage Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.
The Evening Times claims that the Hoops are in talks with Liverpool to bring the 17-year-old prodigy to Celtic park on a year’s loan deal.
Brewster won the Golden Boot as top scorer in England’s under-17 World Cup victory last season, but despite this fans are not convinced about the prospect of bringing the player to Glasgow.
One supporter feared that he would end up spending too much time on the bench – similar to this season’s big loan signing, Charly Musonda – whilst another claimed that he would much rather have Old Firm title party hero Odsonne Edouard at the club, and feared that Brewster’s arrival could mean Edouard’s departure.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Brewster’s seemingly imminent arrival:
Somebody else to keep the bench warm?
— Tony Hadley CSC (@Stevedubwin) May 1, 2018
Except for Edouard perhaps???????? ???? Know what you mean though. I don't mind "loaned with an option to buy"…..But we shouldn't be a nursery for other teams just to send them back without that option.
— Danny McCafferty (@dmccafferty49) May 1, 2018
Why are we not signing players to improve the squad for Europe.
— Captain Moonlight (@CaptainMoonlig1) May 1, 2018
Brewster is quality but I’d rather have Edouard
— John Hodgkiss (@19jhodgkiss) April 30, 2018
A loan for a player who is 17,has never played a first team match and we will likely have griff,French eddy and maybe even mousse? Sounds legit ????
— ????Big Kev K ???? (@officialkappa99) April 30, 2018
Don't see the point in a loan can't see him getting much game time tbh
— ???? (@robbielaurie88) May 1, 2018
Resigned myself that we will lose Dembele, But not Edouard as well. I was lead to believe that a fee was agreed for him upon the ending of his loan deal?
— Nicola's No1 Comrade (@ChrisMcCusker67) May 1, 2018
If Brewster does sign for the Hoops, then Brendan Rodgers will have some big decisions to make up his strikers, as Edouard’s loan deal runs out at the end of this season, and there will no doubt be plenty of speculation about the future of Moussa Dembele.
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Leigh Griffiths doe not seem in any hurry to leave though, but apart from him the Hoops could have some new striking options next season.
In other Celtic news, Hoops fans have given their verdict as Graeme Murty has left Rangers