With the speculation that Kevin Nesbit is about to be the subject of a £4m transfer move to Celtic, former Hoops defender and now pundit, Mark Wilson, has urged the fans to show a bit more respect to the young Scotland striker.
With Nesbit impressing at international level in the last couple of months and Celtic actively in the market for a striker, Wilson, speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, reckons the £4m asking price would be well worth paying and says Celtic would get more than just a penalty box striker, “I believe that someone like Nesbit, you’ve seen him first hand, they’ve actually come up against him.
“You can actually go to some of your players and say, ‘What’s his strengths? . What was he like to play against?‘ You can actually get feedback from your own players.
“When he comes to Celtic he’s going to get chances created for him, much more than at Hibs. He’s a boy who can put the ball in the net.
“He’s not just a penalty box striker. He is someone that I think would fit in the way that Ange Postecoglou wants to play.
“I was in at the club when Celtic paid £4 million pounds for Scott Brown, and there was a lot sneering and sniping that it was way too much for a Scottish player and look how that worked out.
“I think he should be given much more respect and people just say, ‘No he’s at Hibs, he’s a young Scottish player. Four million is too much’. I think he could do a job for Celtic.”
There is no doubt that Nesbit is a talented player. He has proved he can score goals in Scotland and I believe he would be a great signing for the Celtic team.
When you look at the amount of money wasted on players like Ajeti, Klimala and Bayo who were all unproven in the Scottish game, it seems the £4m asking price is not really that much of a gamble.