Celtic fans were devastated yesterday as the news broke, fan favourite Tom Rogic could be leaving the Scottish Champions after seven long and beautiful years at the club.
The media claims an unnamed Qatari side have put up the cash for the midfielder to the tune of £4m. The player signed a new five-year deal two years ago, with many supporters delighted Tom would be here for the ten in a row, but since then, his influence in the team had diminished. (source)
However, there has been a development in the Shane Duffy saga as it now appears Celtic could be using Rogic as part of a deal to try and sign the Irishman outright instead on a loan deal.
Tom Rogic has always been a name that English clubs have been itching to get their hands on but the fact that the Aussie finds it difficult to keep himself match fit, that has put clubs off from making any bids until now. (source)
We won’t take this as a given but it could be the only way that Celtic can tempt Brighton into doing deal with Duffy to bring him to Celtic Park.
We all love Big Tam and don’t want to see him leave, but after 7 years filled with nothing but winning trophies, the Aussie star might feel the need to move on after falling away with the first team due to injuries.