It is not very often that our friends from north of the border grace The Transfer Tavern, but when they do, our landlord immediately drops what he doing to make time for the rowdy bunch.
This week saw a group of Celtic fans spend their evening drinking the night away in The Tavern, with the bar propped up by the group of Scotsman for most of the night.
Always keen to hear about the SPFL, our landlord quickly turned the conversation towards transfer target, and who Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers would target in the new year.
As always Celtic are comfortably clear at the top of the table, but with Rodgers at the helm, there will be no time for the all-conquering Bhoys to rest on their laurels ahead of what will be a long second-half to the season.
Tasting their first defeat in almost eighteen months during the 4-0 drubbing at Hearts in recent weeks, the Celtic boys were keen to see fresh talent arrive at the club, and a shock name was bandied about by our landlord to add a new direction to the midfield at Celtic Park.
Millwall man George Saville has excelled in South London since his summer switch from Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the former Chelsea youngster performing remarkably for the Lions under Neil Harris this season.
A wonderful loan spell with Brentford saw Saville earn a move to Wolves in 2014, but the youngster was never afforded an opportunity at Molineux, enjoying loan spells with Bristol City and Millwall.
Now one of the most consistent players in the English second-tier with a WhoScored.com average rating of 7.43, the Northern Ireland international is beginning to fulfil the potential he promised as a youngster, and it won’t be long before top-end Championship clubs or even Premier League sides start sniffing around the 24-year-old.
Saville is a classy player, and his calmness on the ball and eye for a pass borders on the magical at times, something Rodgers will be keen to add to his squad in the new year.
Our landlord is a huge admirer of the player and his compelling argument left the usually talkative Scottish bunch in reflective silence as they contemplated a move for the talented midfielder, who would benefit hugely from a switch to the SPL giants.
If Saville makes the transition and can continue his fine form in European competition with the Glasgow-based side, then the club could turn a huge profit on the player in future years.
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