'Just because we can' – Celtic fans react to reported interest in Rangers 20-year-old
By Danny Wright
Celtic fans on Twitter are mainly positive about the prospect of signing Rangers midfielder Emerson Hyndman.
The 20-year-old has been in hot form since moving to Ibrox on a loan deal from Bournemouth and according to the Daily Record, the Bhoys have approached his parent club with an eye to a shock summer move.
Some Celtic fans see him as a decent squad player but think that Brendan Rogers should be aiming higher.
However others see it is a huge opportunity to land a big blow on their fierce Old Firm rivals – and they should sign him just because they can!
In his 12 appearances for Rangers, Hyndman has scored four goals and provided three assists which included a dramatic late winner against St. Johnstone in early March.
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Hyndman has one senior cap for the USA national side and moved to the Cherries from Fulham in 2016 for a fee of £750,000.
He made just three appearances for Eddie Howe’s side but they only came in cup matches against lower league opposition.
The Dallas-born playmaker featured in Bournemouth’s embarrassing losses to both Millwall and Preston.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Parkhead faithful about the 20-year-old:
Hyndman has looked ok when i've seen him and would be a decent squad player. Think we should be looking to strengthen the starting XI though
— Stevie Jackson (@bobby__peru) April 2, 2017
I'd rather we went all out and got Roberts ????????
— Sean O' Donnell (@SeanOD7) April 2, 2017
Yes I'd take him. Boys clearly got talent and is only 20.
— Craig McPhail (@Cmc1888) April 2, 2017
Love it when we talk about signing Hyndman and Gilmour let's sign McKay too and really sicken Sevco
— Hun Hating Hombre (@MadMentalTim) April 2, 2017
If we agree a fee with Bournemouth for Hyndman while he's still on loan at sevco it'll be a day filled with laughter and joy ????
— East End Fenian (@Republican_Celt) April 2, 2017
I agree with you but some Celtic supporters accusing me of lacking ambition. He's a technically good footballer with an eye for a pass
— Garry (@MaestroMcStay) April 2, 2017
April fools was yesterday
— Louise Conlin (@LouC25) April 2, 2017
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