The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern have been applauding Premier League side, Southampton, as the Saints have donated £100 to the Celtic foundation following some the transfer of Stuart Armstrong to St Mary’s.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 27 June 2018
Armstrong signed for the Saints for a fee of around £7 million, ending the 26-year-old’s three-year spell at Parkhead after joining Celtic from Dundee United back in summer 2015. Mark Hughes’ shrewd business could prove to be brilliant for the Saints this season and considering they forked out just £7 million and then a further £100 donation to the Celtic FC Foundation, it looks like a very smart move.
When announcing Armstrong as a Southampton player, the Saints used the same song that Celtic used to sing for the player on their Instagram story, with a Celtic fan picking up on this and tweeting their club which led to the Saints making the kind donation to the Glasgow clubs foundation. This season the Saints will be hoping hey can please their own fans as well as Celtic’s as they look to stay clear of relegation again.
You can read our local Hoops’ verdict on the Saints here:
Fair play @SouthamptonFC
— Michael Parker (@micha678) June 27, 2018
Good to c clubs can do business properly and keep good relations.
Unlike another club I can mention, who think they have a right to something that’s not theirs
— Patts (@APatts04) 27 June 2018
Classy club Southampton are. Well played
— Brian (@motherwelltim) 27 June 2018
— Babs McMahon (@BarbaraMcMahon8) 27 June 2018
I’m loving @CelticFC Tweeter! …
— carol lawson (@Carrylaw) 27 June 2018
Brilliant the person that’s running the accounts a legend already #payyourdues
— Chris Smith (@chrissmith13121) June 27, 2018
As you can see, the Bhoys are pleased with the way the Armstrong deal has gone and enjoyed watching the banter unfold between themselves and the Saints.