Some Celtic fans put Davie Provan right after illogical Ryan Kent argument

By John McGinley

March 1, 2020

Some Celtic supporters have taken issue with former player Davie Provan’s argument that Neil Lennon would love to sign a player with the transfer value of Ryan Kent.

The outspoken pundit wrote in his Sunday Scottish Sun column: “On a night Ryan Kent rammed the words of critics back down their throats, Rangers ran the game from start to finish. Gerrard has watched his team blow their title hopes but they gave him some payback in Portugal.

“Kent’s £7million fee has been used as a rod to beat him but he produced when it mattered.

“Despite Celts’ massive financial advantage over Gers I’ll bet Lennon would love to spend that type of money on one player.”

Unfortunately for Provan, he’s made a bit of a blunder, failing to recognise that stand-out Celtic defender Christopher Jullien joined the Hoops last June for a similar reported fee (The Herald).

Jullien has been one of the best players in the country this season scoring cup final goals, efforts in Europe and helping the Hoops to the best defensive record in the Scottish Premiership.

In fact, he’s even scored the same amount of goals as Kent, despite the Ibrox player being a winger.

Celtic fans are never shy when they spot a pundit blunder, especially when it’s used to criticise the club, so plenty rushed to social media today to point out the error.

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien in action against Rangers / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Provan’s overall point about Celtic not quite signing the quality we’d all want may have a bit of merit, but he’s clearly mistaken if he thinks the club won’t commit on a player they feel is worth a high seven-figure fee, nevermind Lennon having envy about what goes on across the city.

These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…