Celtic: Fans fume as Udinese bid £1.6m for Stephen Welsh

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A number of Celtic fans have been left insulted after hearing the reported fee that has been offered for defender Stephen Welsh. 

Indeed, according to Scottish Daily Express writer Scott Burns, the Bhoys have rejected a bid of £1.6m for Italian club Udinese, who were hoping to sign the Scotland Under-21 international on a permanent transfer.

The article explains that the offer was not entertained, nor was the Serie A side’s alternative approach of a loan move, with manager Ange Postecoglou wanting Welsh to remain, in the hope that he can stake a claim for a spot at the heart of the club’s backline.

The information was shared on social media by Everything Celtic, where it was met with my negativity by the club’s supporters.

Here’s what these Celtic fans said…

“£1.6m is a dire sum. He’s only 21 and got plenty of potential!”
Not a chance. Derisory. Loan deal could be good for him if we get cover as he would benefit from playing time consistently.
“Good. £1.6 million as a joke.”
“If that number’s correct it’s absolutely comical.”
“For 1.6m they can jog on, that’s a ridiculous offer.”
“£1.6m?? And Patterson is £10m…away you go and chase yersell Udinese…Welsh has more experience domestic and European and is only a yr or so older….”

Judging from the strong responses above, it’s safe to say these fans think Welsh is worth a lot more than the £1.6m Udinese were willing to offer.

Would you sell Stephen Welsh this January for £5m?





They will then, of course, be glad to know their club rejected that first bid. However, it remains unclear as to whether or not the Italian club will come back in for the centre-back and if Celtic have a figure in mind for what would be an acceptable fee.

Perhaps we will find out in the coming weeks.

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