Brendan Rodgers to Leicester has certainly intensified over the last 48 hours.
Firstly, the Foxes were mauled 4-1 at home by Crystal Palace. Claude Puel then found himself sacked from his post the next day as Leicester chiefs had clearly had enough.
And, today, a report in the Irish Independent claims that Leicester are readying a £7.5million compensation package for Celtic man Rodgers.
As you can imagine, this isn’t a story that has gone down well with the Hoops faithful. Rodgers’ double-treble success has secured his status as an iconic figure at Parkhead.
And Celtic fans have since been reacting to the news on Twitter. Here’s a glimpse as to what the Hoops fans are saying.
Brendan Rodgers is not leaving Celtic for a tin pot team like Leicester.
— beans (@simonbeans_) February 25, 2019
Celtic would seek £5m in compensation before consenting to manager Brendan Rodgers' departure to Leicester City. (Daily Mail)
What are they just wanting him on loan ??
— Davie 🤓🏴 (@Davie_1967) February 25, 2019
In reality (ignoring the one off league win), what can Rodgers hope to achieve at Leicester?
A top 6 finish? At a push?
Is that his level of ambition?
People say "he will have real money to spend" – Bournemouth signed Solanke for £19m who had never scored a league goal!
— The Pundit (@ThePundit_) February 25, 2019
Rodgers will stay at Celtic happy here a like listening to the man himself better than Leicester as well, will want the 10 and already building for next year
— glasgows green and white (@kelzybhoy) February 25, 2019
@alanshearer why would Brendan Rodgers leave a big club like Celtic for a small club like Leicester? Just to play in the most overhyped league in the world! Never win trophies there, 1 season wonders 🤦🏼♂️
— Ged McKay🍀 (@g147ed) February 25, 2019
Brendan Rodgers to Leicester?😂 A total non story. I think these stories surfacing are based on hope rather than facts.
— Štefan (@MrStefanCarlin) February 25, 2019
If Leicester are offering €7m for Rodgers we should grab it with both paws.
— Ros Stafford (@Naknamara) February 25, 2019
Why would Brendan Rodgers leave Celtic Fc for those players at Leicester? That club needs a clean out! He is a man of his word, and will see out his contract! But, if they want a clean out? Then send in Neil Lennon! He would sort it out nah bother!
— HarryODonnell1888 (@Donnell1888O) February 24, 2019
Hope Brendan Rodgers uses the Leicester City interest as leverage and demands more backing from the board.
But that’s fantasy, the board are more than likely checking his contract to see how much Leicester will have to pay for a buy out.
— Celtic Faithful (@CelticFaithful_) February 24, 2019
The general feeling of the support is one of confidence
It’s clear the Celtic supporters don’t believe Rodgers will entertain an offer from Leicester.
It would certainly be a lot more soothing for fans if Rodgers denied he’s interested in a move to the Foxes. Football rarely works like that, however, and the Northern Irishman has done everything he can outside of that to commit himself to Parkhead.
In truth, this is all about what Rodgers truly values. If Leicester get to speak to him, we would have to hope that Rodgers values medals over money.
Leicester are certainly a club with some potential, but Celtic remain a much bigger footballing institution. Considering 10-in-a-row is growing closer and closer, you have to imagine Rodgers is itching to see that through.
A move to the Premier League has never left the paper talk since Rodgers moved to Celtic. He’s been linked with moves to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Stoke, and now Leicester to name a few. So long as he’s just up the road, this won’t ever change.
In a sense, this must be getting tiresome for the Hoops manager. He’ll know in his mind exactly what he wants to do. He doesn’t need to keep getting questioned on vacancies that haven’t yet seen the club approach Celtic.
We just have to hope, if Leicester do come calling, that Rodgers subsequently sees his long-term future in Glasgow.