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[Link] Ljuban Crepulja

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by themouth1888, Jan 8, 2016.

Discuss Ljuban Crepulja in the Transfer Rumours area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. saltire78

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    Thats what I saw too. That and he does plenty of no messing tackles - nothing fancy, just foot on the ball and shoulder into the player
     
  2. ChristianH

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    "Ronny Deila says Crepulja training with #Celtic & decision will be made in around a week."
     
  3. ariba1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sign him, he looks like Messi :50:
     
  4. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    Nothing certain yet, obviously not 100 percent on him.

    That was 22 mins ago by the BBC.
     
  5. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    Zagreb based journo. Claims Mocinic is a better player also...hmmm. Cheap option?
     
  6. CheGuevara Administrator Administrator

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    Not overly fussed on this one. He'd be a development player I think. Mocinic looks more accomplished
     
  7. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    I'm also a bit concerned by the fact we 'spotted' him while scouting another player(Mocinic).

    Suggests to me that we have rushed into this one after being told Mocinic is apparently staying.
     
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    I was waiting for this. Everytime we're linked with someone from the Balkans somebody comes along to tell us he's not good enough for us. I think a lot of them have an exaggerated view of "what's good enough for Celtic".

    We won't be signing the Brozovic's or Kovacic's of the world so we'll have to settle for young guys with good technique and potential. The description of someone who creates and can hold on to the ball sounds good to me. Especially at the price being quoted.
     
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    A left-footed Biton. Just great.
     
  10. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    This is just a strange one.

    Impressed with him in one match so we ask him over for a trial and won't make a decision until late in the window. Just seems quite rushed.
     
  11. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    We don't need that though.

    We need a destroyer type player, someone who is all about defending and can recycle the ball and play the odd wonder pass. One of our main downfalls in Europe and the reason we concede so much is a severe lack of protection in front of the back 4.

    As I said before I get the impression we haven't taken alot of thought when deciding on this one, he hasn't been scouted as much as Mocinic.
     
  12. rickyroma25

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    I think we do need it. Not as imperatively as a DM, but we do need quicker passing and quicker thinking midfielders. A big part of protecting the defence is not giving away cheap posession in the middle of the park. Bitton often does this. Brown's passing is an abomination at times. If we can retain the ball better under pressure it goes a long way to easing the strain on the CB's.

    But aye, of course we need a defensive mid. I just don't want us to ignore somebody with talent because he doesn't fit the mould of a destroyer. Any player who improves the team should be signed. especially at £300 grand

    Will this guy improve us? Well we've got him on trial for a week so I suppose we'll find out.
     
  13. DaBomber

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    Have a horrible feeling this is going ahead because we aren't forking out the money to chase Mocinic who seems a real gem, obviously if this guy has quality I'll be pleased but I know this situation far too well from previous Windows.
     
  14. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    He might have talent yes but it would be bloating the squad again with an extra central player, when we'd then still be left looking for what we really need(IMO) a proper, Wanyama type defensive mid.
     
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    Agree I think we need an out and out sitting defensive player.

    Weird really that we are looking at this guy, Mocinic and Ajer none of whom are really defensive midfielders.
     
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    Same guy thought Simunovic was crap- Who knows?
     
  17. rickyroma25

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    I get that point mate. I've just always been of the opinon that you sign talent wherever you find it. If he's an upgrade on what we've got then get him in. I'd love us to sign Mocinic as well, but we don't even know if he's willing to come here.
     
  18. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Only that 20 minute video but I liked what I saw..

    Young, plenty scope to improve, good in the tackle and quite strong and committed for a wee guy but as soon as he's on the ball, he's either driving forward or playing a splitting pass. I agree with those above saying we don't have many central midfielders that are that quick in the pass and forward thinking...Bitton is class but can dally far too much and Broony isn't capable of that kind of range of passing, consistently..

    I don't see the problem in taking him on trial either if we weren't originally scouting him but he showed up well instead of our other target's. 300 grand is fuckall really, we bought some Icelandic striker who pretty much never got a game and have sent the Irish boy out on loan to Alloa, who isn't setting anything alight, for not much less than this reported fee..

    Also, I'm not gonna be swayed on a Croatian journo/blogger. They were all laughing when we signed Simunovic, a Croatian under 21 captain!
     
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    There's one thing that bothers me about this one. If he's that good player, why is he still playing for Slaven * Belupo, aged 22? You would expect him to play trade abroad or to play for Dinamo, Hajduk, or Rijeka.
     
  20. Jo-Jo-Buffon

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    There loss is our gain. If were happy enough an he impresses then fir 300k hope we sign him up.

    I know what people are saying about a solid DM but in 90 odd% of our games we don't need one in scotkand we could easily play 2 Deep lying playmakers as such .