I find a few things amusing with relation to Martin Skrtel’s links with Sevco, his age, price tag and wages firstly, but secondly, Skrtel is renown for his 7 own goals at Liverpool and a mere 2 trophies in a full career, at what point would we be worried about him lining up alongside Alves or McCrorie?
I hope he does move to Sevco, he hasn’t won a league title since 2007 in Russia and only has a League Cup at Liverpool to show for 8 years service, those numbers are just the sort of player we want them signing.
Expensive, prone to errors, no trophies to show for their service.
Celtic meanwhile are plotting moves for a Centre Back within our business plan, that is to say one we can develop, win trophies with and sell at a later date for much more.
Young Kristofer Ajer looks like the man who will be partnered by whoever comes in, or back for that matter.
Erik Sviatchenko is heading back to Paradise himself with a Champions medal from a successful loan deal to his native Denmark, he may well find himself partnering Ajer next year who himself came back from an equally successful loan to Kilmarnock.
Simunovic and Boyata are still in the mix as can be seen by Jozo coming on late in the Cup Final and Boyata starting, as prone to mistakes as both they are they are still better prospects than Skrtel.
They are young, have a bag full of medals and their careers ahead of them, Simunovic is regularly linked with a move to the Premier League and Boyata is hedging his bets on whether to stay at Celtic with talks currently stalled.
I hope both of them move on and the money is given to Brendan with Erik returning to the squad, that said i also hope they buy Skrtel, and 5 more like him, old names known around the world for the footballer they used to be.
Emerson, De Boer and Henning Berg come to mind about a similar signing policy used by a different club to the one that signed Pena, Herrero and Dalcio playing in the same stadium last year.