Celtic: Fans flock to claims surrounding Stephen Welsh

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Celtic fans have been reacting to news surrounding defender Stephen Welsh and a potential move away during the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old, having made a serious breakthrough with the senior side in 2020/21, has had something of a tricky time when it comes to establishing himself as a first-team player at Celtic Park, often going through spells of being in and out of the side for weeks at a time.

However, according to recent reports, he could well be out of the Celtic side for good in the not-too-distant future.

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The Scottish Sun claims that Italian side Udinese are trying their utmost to make a deal happen for the young defender. Having already had one offer knocked back by Ange Postecoglou’s men, the report notes that ‘Udinese remain keen on the Scotland Under-21 star and are ready to try again’.

The news of Udinese’s interest was relayed to Celtic fans by @aboutceltic for them to react to, where it generated some interesting responses, with many rather bemused at the idea of letting a young talent like Welsh go:

“Would be insanity to sell him without a replacement lined up”

“Future Celtic Captain. Keep the bhoy .”
“Shouldn’t even listen to an offer, crazy how he’s not in the team alongside CCV, very rarely puts a foot wrong when he plays”
“Would be wild to sell him”
“The bid is embarrassing don’t sell for anything under 10 million”
“Only 21, only going to get better, should not sell at all.”
“We would be absolutely bonkers to let him go unless for silly money. The boy has been absolutely solid for us whenever he’s filled in and shows a lot of promise.”
“Turn it down we need him.”

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Given how active Celtic have been in the window and considering what business they are yet to complete, then who knows, they may need some money in to fund transfers, so this shouldn’t be ruled out as a possibility just yet.

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