Celtic fans are not buying in to today’s report from The Scottish Sun that suggested James Forrest is a transfer target for Liverpool this January.
The paper say that the Hoops would be happy selling the player for as low a fee as £8m,
That’s prompted a big reaction from supporters who know how important the Scotland international has been to Brendan Rodgers’ side this season.
Forrest has scored 11 goals and assisted another 17 times so far this term, delighting supporters with his crucial and dynamic wing play.
He’s a contender to win player of the year awards and the thought of selling him mid-season when we are in a toe-to-toe title race is ridiculous.
We need to retain our best players to challenge for major honours after the winter break and Forrest certainly falls into that category.
It’s not like he’d be a starter in Liverpool’s talented squad either.
Fans took to Twitter earlier today to ridicule the report…
1. Forrest just signed 4 year contract contract 2022
— @CelticBhoy1888 (@Celt_Bhoy1888) January 13, 2019
What about the valuation??? ????????????????????
— Finbarfin (@finbarfin) January 13, 2019
Here's an exclusive. Your paper is mince and I wouldn't light my fire with it
— Rab Smith ???????????????????????????? (@whitsthecraic) January 13, 2019
Make it £38mil, one of Celtic’s most decorated players, in his prime, lots of champions league & Europa league experience …….. on about a 4 year contract!!
Real Madrid just paid £19mil for a boy who never played for Man City, Bournemouth just paid £19mil for a LFC reject !!
— Celtic Uncovered (@UncoveredCeltic) January 13, 2019
Never going to happen , plus he doesn’t wanna leave ( esp ) to be a bit part squad player
Nice try tho
— Thomas (@clydebankceltic) January 13, 2019
£8m lol. Behave. You embarrass this tabloid daily
— Dessie (@QuareBhoy) January 13, 2019
What a Bullshit story 1 Celtic would laugh that offer off the table its well under his value to the club, 2 why would Liverpool want him? He wouldn’t get near thier first team let’s be honest it’s a non story
— John M (@johnmain87) January 13, 2019
That’s only acceptable if they put Mohamed Salah on the end a that
— ABBA CSC ???? (@LiamBoyleABBA) January 13, 2019
Atleast £80 million if he was performing like he has been in Any other league in the world! Just highlights the utter contempt in which our near neighbours hold our league. Derisory doesn’t even cut it.
— Derek Lawrie (@deektrucker73) January 13, 2019