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Stephen Welsh

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, Aug 29, 2019.

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  1. The Thumb

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  2. joemc

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    Should not be selling a good academy player ,has the potential to be a great player for us .
     
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  3. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    I don't rate him as much as others, but it's clear he has potential and, currently, he'd be my second choice CB alongside Carter-Vickers, so it would need to be something stupid like £6 million+ for us to even consider imo.
     
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  4. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Udinese are set to return with a second offer for Celtic defender Stephen Welsh.

    The Serie A side had an initial loan bid, with a buy option, kicked out by the Hoops.

    But Udinese remain keen on the Scotland under-21 star and are ready to try again

    But Celtic are in no rush to sell, with the 21-year-old getting regular game-time this season.

    Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt are Ange Postecoglou’s first-choice central defensive pairing.

    Chris Jullien is also due to return from long-term injury in January but Welsh remains a key member of the Hoops squad.

    He signed a new four-year deal last year and Udinese will face a fight to land him.




    Italian newspaper Messagerro Veneto incredibly reported today that Stephen Welsh is only being valued at €2m [£1.6m] by Celtic.

    On Friday, Sky Sports reported that the Hoops had booted out an offer from Serie A club Udinese to take Welsh to Italy. The move was said to be a loan deal with the option of making it permanent.

    But whilst Messagerro Veneto, a Udine-based newspaper, claimed that Udinese still like the player, they’ve come up with a bizarre valuation on the talented centre-back.
     
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  5. bhoy81

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    I mean I never believe the press but just imagine if it was true about us only putting Welsh’s value at 1.6 million.

    What a load of *.
     
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    Wonder what Welsh himself thinks of the link. He seems quite level headed for his age so I don't think it will be unsettling him, but it could be seen as a great opportunity for his career progression.

    If it were up to me I'd have him in with CCV for every game he's available for as he's improved visibly in his time in the team. Honestly think he could be a Mick McManus type...here for the long haul and a very steady defender without being spectacular. Would love to keep the boy and see how he goes over the next few year, but would completely understand if he fancied a crack at Italy.
     
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  7. thailandceltic Fuck the Board

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    Udinese can git ta *
     
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  8. Cringer67

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    Would be madness to sell unless it’s silly money. I think it’s madness starfelt starts ahead of him so what do I know.
     
  9. john2061

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    We really need at the minute another centre half and not selling one but every player has a price and anything over 5 million the board might think about selling .
     
  10. celtic warrior

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    Wouldn't sell.
     
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  11. Celtic_Daft1888

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    Hold on….

    20 year old hun who’s had 2 starts this year sells for a price potentially rising to £16m.

    21 year old who’s had multiple starts, captains the national team at under 21 level is valued at 10% of that?

    Aye ok. 8 figures minimum for him
     
  12. craigtheceltic

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    £2m, I’ll take that… as his loan fee.

    Get to * £2m for selling him. CCV has been out on loan forever to get to his level and is 24. I can easily see Welsh bulking up(not to CCV size :giggle1:) and getting to the same level of performance.

    It’s a no for me unless they are going £10m+
     
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    2m is a chump bid.

    Whilst i dont rate Welsh personally, I think there's potential there, and unless we NEED to sell to facilitate another incoming CB, he shouldn't be going anywhere in this window.

    But 4m would bring me to the table no problem, stick another mil on top of that and we could sign a vastly superior player, with development further along than Welsh.

    What are Everton up to? Apparently they throw 16 million at academy players who are raw as *.
     
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    Honestly mate, how can you not rate him? I find that crazy. The kid has stepped up on multiple occasions. For a young CB he's been thrown in at the deep end and really his attitude has to be admired. The boy is a big asset for us, talented, a Celtic fan and growing by the game. Please stop wishing him away.
     
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    I reckon that we do need to sell, to facilitate incomings and to reduce the wage bill. But not Welsh. There are a dozen who contribute jack, lets get them offloaded first. Every player has his price but 2M, GTF.
     
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    I don't get it either. He's been very good for us. As many have said probably the only positive from last season, he was arguably our best performer. The idea of letting him go for anything like 2m is ludicrous.
     
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    Hopefully can send Starfelt over instead in a John Barnes/Luther Blissett type situation
     
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    The CH position is not settled, to say the least. I can´t see a sell here.

    If anything, we need another CH in. CCV is currently holding it together almost on his own.
    We don´t know if / when Jullien gets back, Starfelt is not to be trusted. Selling Welsh now would be madness.
     
  19. martin_d

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    Simple: keep. Lad will improve and attract better offers (for us and him) as time goes on.
     
  20. StevieBhoooy!

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    Probably a great opportunity for him… but so is playing for Celtic even on an irregular basis.

    Far more value to us right now than a coupe of million in the vault. We could well have to spend significantly more to replace him.

    His value will increase and we can’t be cutting squad depth … especially in that area.