Many Celtic fans have been discussing Brighton manager Graham Potter’s latest comments about Shane Duffy.
Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph recently relayed a tweet which carried the Brighton manager’s comments. The Seagulls boss believes that the defender will turn his form around in his loan spell at Celtic. The Englishman is unaware of any suggestions that Duffy’s loan stint could end prematurely in January, stressing that his temporary deal will expire at the end of the season.
Should Celtic part ways with Duffy in January?
Joseph’s tweet drew the attention of multiple Celtic fans, who began talking about Duffy’s situation at Parkhead.
What did Celtic fans make of this news about Shane Duffy?
no he just doesn’t want him back
— Ronan (@Ronan28716773) December 10, 2020
Potter trying to keep him away ?
— P (@BielsaBall) December 10, 2020
He is going back 10000%
— Bring Ronny Home (@notleks84) December 10, 2020
He is in denial & hoping that his club don’t have to pay his wages this season.
— Daniel White (@danwhitepr) December 10, 2020
Since joining Celtic on loan from Brighton in the summer, Duffy has been criticised by pundits. Following his performance against Aberdeen in October, Kris Commons had described Duffy as an ‘accident waiting to happen’ and a ‘bomb scare’.
The Irishman hadn’t featured in recent Europa League games against Milan and Sparta Prague, while he was left out of the squad for Celtic’s league game against St. Johnstone (as per Transfermarkt).
Some other Celtic fans also discussed the situation involving the central defender.
Roughly translated as: naw, you’re alright.
— John Molloy (@jbhoymolloy) December 10, 2020
Aw it just gets worse and worse https://t.co/ams7zKR7ti
— Paddy? (@Paddy7_) December 10, 2020
Some of these Celtic fans clearly feel that Duffy’s performances have been so bad that Potter doesn’t even want him back at Brighton. Some of them want the Bhoys to let him go in January.
Duffy has indeed come up with disappointing performances against the likes of Rangers, Milan, Sparta Prague, Aberdeen and Lille this season (as per WhoScored).
This clearly shows that his performances haven’t been great at all and Celtic should perhaps consider parting ways with him in January if his displays do not improve and they can get potential replacements in during the transfer window.