Date: 27th January 2021 at 1:20pm
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Supporters of Celtic have recently flocked to a transfer claim on Preston North End’s Ben Davies which was shared by Anthony Joseph.

Initially, the Sky Sports journalist claimed that the Hoops were ‘closing in’ on a pre-contract agreement with the 25-year-old centre-back to sign him in the summer (per Anthony Joseph).

However, a later tweet from Joseph claimed that the Bhoys were looking to seal his arrival in the current transfer window.

The deal is dependant upon Neil Lennon’s side agreeing terms with the player and supposedly it is a ‘fast-moving situation‘.

It was also claimed by Joseph, though, that the Premiership side are not the only interested party as Bournemouth are also keen on him.

After the transfer claim on Davies was shared on Twitter, lots of Celtic fans flocked to it to air their thoughts.

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So, what did these Celtic fans have to say about the transfer claim on Preston’s Ben Davies?

“If we sign him in this window and it’s a very big if I’ll go out on a limb and say Ajer is gettin punted this week!”

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“I’ll reserve judgement for now. The last no-nonsense centre half we signed from England was an absolute disaster”

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Having until the upcoming summer on his existing deal at Deepdale, the English centre-back has a current market value of £2.16m according to Transfermarkt.

Would you be happy if Celtic signed Ben Davies from Preston?

No, he's not good enough

No, he's not good enough

Yes, he's a solid player

Yes, he's a solid player

“That’s that dead in the water then eh”

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“Bournemouth then.”

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So far this season, Davies has made 18 appearances in the Championship for Preston, in which he has neither scored nor assisted a goal (as per WhoScored).

His performances have earned the 25-year-old centre-back a 6.84/10 average rating, making him the seventh-best performer in PNE’s squad this term.

“Hopefully this is true”

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“Thank you for some good news”

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As can be seen in these responses from Celtic supporters, it was a mixed reaction from them regarding the transfer claim on Ben Davies from Anthony Joseph.