Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react to the club’s reported bid for Besitkas centre-back Dusko Tosic.
Turkish news outlet Aksam claims that the Hoops have bid around £2.5million for the 32-year-old, with the Turkish side wanting £3.5million.
The report also claims that the defensive warrior doesn’t want to leave Turkey, but that the club would take the money.
The news has surprised Hoops fans, many of whom don’t believe that the club would spend that much money on a player in his 30s.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the Tosic rumour:
As if Lawwell would pay that kind of money for a 32 year old ????
— John F ☘ (@johnf2008) January 17, 2018
I like him but 32 with a year left on his contract, we wouldn't pay this.
— Leooooo (@zlGshock) January 17, 2018
Nonsense wouldn’t be paying that for a 2nd 32 defender
— Martin Clark (@MartinC23269240) January 17, 2018
€3m for a 32 year old? And they want more? Do we need him at that price?
— Gerry Gallagher (@GGallagher2506) January 17, 2018
He's 33 on Friday of this week according to his DOB on wikipedia – lot of money for someone who is possibly nearing the end of their career.
— John Carey (@Johnny_Carey) January 17, 2018
Doubt it tbh 32 years old no way we're spending 3m on a player with no sell on value
— LetThePeopleSing (@whatsssssupp) January 17, 2018
— Sean Thompson (@SeanTho75269437) January 17, 2018
The Serbia international would be eligible to play in the Europa League last 32 clash with Zenit next month, games for which January signing Marvin Compper is ineligible.
Tosic would be replacing Erik Sviatchenko in the squad, following his return to Denmark, although unlike the Danish international Tosic would seem to be earmarked as a first-team regular, especially at that money.
Celtic have had issues at centre-back in the first-half of the season, with former mainstay Jozo Simunovic’s form deteriorating badly.
He has been replaced in the side by Norwegian teenager Kristoffer Ajer, who has steadied the ship alongside Dedryck Boyata, helping the Bhoys to five consecutive clean sheets.
In other Celtic news, Liam Henderson is on the verge of joining Bari