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Spurs to bid £10M for Celtic star?

Amid further unconfirmed reports in the Japanese media that English Premiership comic relief side Spurs are set to bid up to £10million for Celtic's Shunsuke Nakamura, TicV"Establishment" gives his views on whether Celtic should cash-in.

Celtic need a lot more quality players brought in and we badly need to ship out the deadwood and underachievers currently on our books.

Of our two highly-valued, and much coveted, assets - Artur Boruc and rumoured Spurs target Shunsuke Nakamura - if one of them has to depart I would prefer it be Naka.

Celtic would command a whopping transfer fee for the Japanese star and the club could be faced with losing him for nothing in a year's time or so. As a club, we could really be doing with the money his sale would bring to strengthen other areas of the team with true quality for a change.

As for Boruc, the holy goalie must be retained at all costs!!! If the club want to cash in this summer then Naka should be the one to bring in the Yen. He has undoubted qualities but he rarely shows them, except in the briefest of flashes, and, of course, his ability from free-kicks.

However, he goes missing way too often and his disappearances occur in far too many games, even against the poorer teams in the SPL.

I say cash in while we can.

Not all of Timdom will like hearing my views on Naka but the bottom line is that Celtic are a business like any other, and one which is competing in a very restricted market-place.

It would be wonderful to be able to keep wee Naka, and also retain the luxury of being able to go out and really compete in the transfer market for a couple of real top quality players, hell, we'd all love that!

However, reality is always there to remind us of our true position and, should one come in, the club simply cannot refuse an exceptional offer for Naka. But Spurs' initial offer of £6million was a couple of million short, even if London may be a tempting offer for Naka himself. I reckon an offer of close to £8million would tempt our board into selling.

Bigger clubs than Spurs will come in for our Japanese star, and the closer we get to the end of the summer transfer window, the more desperate clubs will become, with the result that Naka could attract a late, major bidding frenzy to secure his services.

If however, Naka is still a Bhoy next season, I will be more than happy. The only problem that his staying would mean, is that we could end up receiving little if any money for him.

Celtic would of course offer him a lucrative new contract to prolong his stay in Paradise, but, Naka has already expressed his desire to sample either the EPL or the Spanish top flight. He's already done the tour of Italy, I think his talents would be much more suited to La Liga, but that's just a personal opinion.

I'm not trying to start an uprising in Timdom, I'm only being honest and realistic in my opinions here. Although I'm sure that wont stop the Happy Clapper's from being raging...and there was me thinking that was an exclusively Orc thing!

By TicV"Establishment"


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Writer:Jamie@Vital Celtic
Date:Thursday May 24 2007
Time: 3:31PM


why are spurs the "comic relief side"? we're a bigger club in a league that actually matters mate.
24/05/2007 15:54:00
Would this have something to do with Spurs and Mansions current obsessions to pursue interest from the asian markets? Or is his player actually worth 10m? Has any player gone to or from a scottish club for 10m? Prso 9m? Flo 9m? Sutton 6m?
24/05/2007 15:56:00
10 million isn't enough TicV. We just have to think about how much money he brings in purely in terms of marketing for shirt sales, tv deals, etc. to think how we'd earn more keeping him. It's the same with Boruc, as he could easily bring in 10 million for the club by himself by keeping us in Champions league matches. The only way I'd give Naka to Spurs would be if it was 10 million + Robbie Keane.
24/05/2007 15:58:00
But we have to face it, events like Lasagnegate do tend to happen to us!
24/05/2007 15:58:00
"He has undoubted qualities but rarely shows them" - with respect he doesn't sound like a £10m player if this is the case. My concern as a Spurs fan is if he is inconsistent in the Scotish league then why would he cut it in the Prem in the 5th best side aspiring to break into top 4.
24/05/2007 15:58:00
I had strong affiliation with Celtic for years. But this article and the attack on Spurs is pure gob*****e. Im not surprised you dont have a strong vital webs stite.. We are not going to buy him. For the same reason most prem clubs dont buy from scotland any more.. You have been left in the past.
24/05/2007 16:03:00
Sorry to burst your bubbles bhoys but you aint getting Robbie Keane, you couldn’t afford him. Hows this for an offer for you, we’ll give you 5m and Mido for your Japanese buddy…?? I think that’s a fair deal…!!
24/05/2007 16:05:00
With one year left on a contract that actually puts you in a weaker position not "Commanding " anything. Your pond is getting smaller buoys
Hardy Les
24/05/2007 16:06:00
well said muttley
24/05/2007 16:09:00
ShamlessYId - Thats genius, Mido would love the attention he'd get up there. I do like Mido alot but his ego is far too big for a 4th choice striker. Straight swap though... cut out the 5mil.
24/05/2007 16:11:00
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