Celtic Set To Stun Rangers & Snap Up Top Transfer Target

By timgarrett IN Scottish Premiership,Transfers - 12:30 Jul 11th 2018

The summers of Glasgow’s two most famous clubs couldn’t, at this stage, be more contrasting. While Rangers run around England signing just about anyone they can get their hands on (nine players at last count), Celtic appear to have taken the more serene approach. Brendan Rodgers believes his squad is already strong and is said to only be interested in those who can add genuine quality to it.

That being said, it was inevitable that the pair would eventually clash over a target. History has a habit of repeating itself, after all. This time around the man in question is Millwall’s Jake Cooper, and battle looks set to commence.

Considering the pair’s recent records, financial situations and the fact that Celtic are in a position to offer Champions League football to potential recruits, they would appear to be in the driving seat. In modern football, however, nothing can be taken for granted.

Yet the question remains - if Celtic are to gazump their bitter rivals and sign the former England U20 international, what exactly will they be getting their hands on?

Jake Cooper
CLUB MillwallAGE 23Y 5M
POS DEFHEIGHT 6FT 4IN
2017/18
WITH
WITHOUT
Matches
38
8
Win %
47%
13%
Draw %
32%
38%
Loss %
21%
50%
Avg Goal for
1.2
1.1
Avg Goals against
0.9
1.3
Mins per goal for
72.8
80
Mins per goal against
97.7
72
Shots for per game
9.6
8.4
Points per game
1.7
0.8
Clean sheets
16
3
TOTAL
11

Standing at 6’4”, Cooper cuts a formidable figure. He put his sizable frame to fantastic use during Millwall’s strong campaign in the Championship last time out and even bagged their ‘Young Player of the Year’ award for his efforts.

Cooper played a part in 38 of his side’s 46 matches, but his absence was keenly felt when he was unavailable. Shots on their goal increased, average goals against per game rocketed and, ultimately, wins dried up. Millwall won only once without Cooper in 8 attempts and performed better in almost every measurable metric with him in the side.

The Lions ultimately missed out on a playoff position by just 3 points, and it must be tempting for their fans to wonder what might have been had Cooper been able to take part in even just a handful more games.

At 23-years-old, Cooper is a perfect age. He has experience under his belt and plenty of time to improve and, in Brendan Rodgers, he’s sure to find a manager who would help him to fulfil his vast potential. A bid of around £3m would reportedly be enough to land him and, at that price, he looks like the bargain of the summer.

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7 Comments

  1. JungleTim
    Posted July 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Come To The Scottish Champions and keep your reputation intact.Be a Winner be a Bhoy.Leave the Rancidness in your Shadow.HfH

  2. Tonton Macoute
    Posted July 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    hilarious

    Sevco Rangers and The International Basket of Assets haven’t got a pot to p1ss into nor a window to toss it from.

    Who comes up with this utter crud?

    • YouKnowItsComing
      Posted July 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

      Yada yada yada. Keep telling yourself this, even though once again, Rangers have spent more this close season than Celtic have. You better hope that dodgy Dermott has been storing up the champions league money for a rainy day (god knows he hasn’t been spending it – well not on Celtic anyway) because that rainy day is just around the corner. WATP!

      • Billy
        Posted July 11, 2018 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

        Newco haven’t spent any money. We dropped £9-10m on Edouard and £300k on Morgan.

  3. wilkinssscreamer
    Posted July 11, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    stevie g wants you now.hurry up and join the most successful club in the world(check book of records)

    • Craig Letford
      Posted July 12, 2018 at 1:47 am | Permalink

      please stop it, have you ever heard of Real Madrid? Its not objectively a fact just because you really want it to be.

  4. Green Machine
    Posted July 13, 2018 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Join Stevie G and the Worlds most successful Football Club lololololol.Just had a quick look at Sevco and there Six Year History.1..Came up thru the Divisions..2..Won the Petrified Cup..3..Took part in the Florida Globe Trotters and Won a Mickey Mouse Cup.4..How the hell does that make this Circus,The Worlds Most Successful Club.WATP!!!!!WE AVOID TAX PAYMENTS!!!!!!Rangers Then,Sevco Now,An Embarrassment Forever.

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