John Terry makes bizarre Celtic reference

By Hamish Carton

July 2, 2019

John Terry has made a bizarre reference towards Celtic while waxing lyrical about John McGinn. The former England international, who’s now assistant at Aston Villa where McGinn plays, says the Hoops have missed out big time on the midfielder.

Terry is quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News, opening up on the impact of the Scotland international and how he will cope in the English top-flight this coming season.

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The 38-year-old said: “He is an absolute gentleman, a real talent and I think he is going to take the Premier League by storm this year because people aren’t going to know what to expect.

“He is a real top talent, a great lad who is keen to get better and improve himself.

“Celtic have missed one there, for sure.”

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Celtic won’t care too much about Terry’s reference

Perhaps the former Chelsea defender has been spending too much time with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard. The Celtic reference seems a little bit needless from Terry, but it’s hardly surprising given his track record.

There’s no doubting that we missed out on signing McGinn last summer, but it’s not as if not signing him derailed our season. We still clinched a third successive treble in his absence with our midfield once again coming to the fore.

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There’s even an argument that Ryan Christie wouldn’t have got his chance had McGinn been signed. The former Aberdeen loanee only got his breakthrough due to a lack of central-midfielders and he hasn’t looked back since.

In McGregor and Christie, Celtic have two central-midfielders every bit as good as McGinn. Yes it would have been nice to sign him last summer but it’s hardly the worst thing that’s ever happened to the club.