Former Celtic forward Frank McAvennie has described Tom Rogic as “the biggest bargain ever” after the true cost of his transfer was revealed.
McAvennie is a big Rogic fan
The 27-year-old has been exiled by Neil Lennon, starting just three times during the 2020/21 campaign in all competitions (Whoscored).
It was revealed earlier this week that from his reported £400,000 fee that was supposedly going to be paid to the A-League side Central Coast Mariners in 2013, only £220,000 was actually given to them, according to Celtic chief scout John Park.
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie believes that Rogic is one of the best pieces of business that Celtic have done and did not hide how much he liked the attacking midfielder.
“Rogic is the man for the middle of the park. He’s the man that has taken a hold of it,” he said.
“If he gets the ball with three men around him, he’ll keep hold of it. He can do that. When Ryan Christie is in the middle, he and Callum McGregor tend to go for the same ball.
“To think we only got him for around £250,000, it’s the biggest bargain ever.
“I’m a big fan of Rogic, a massive fan and he did really well on Sunday at Hampden with the massive pitch. Considering he’s not played too much I’m delighted with his performance.”
Transfer Tavern take
During his seven-year stay at Parkhead, Rogic has scored 38 goals and provided 36 assists from 195 appearances for the club, winning six Scottish Premiership titles and four Scottish Cups (TransferMarkt).
If any club were to pay just over £200,000 for a player that goes on to win that amount of silverware, they would surely be delighted.
Rogic has been a loyal servant to the Hoops and over the years, this has been rewarded despite his injury woes. At the age of 27, he has plenty of years left in him to achieve even more.
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