KRIS Commons is keen to play out his career at Celtic, Paolo Sergio is concerned about David Templeton’s development, and Celtic have a bid for a Manchester United target knocked back, plus more from the SPFL in Tuesday’s Rumour Mill
Commons keen to end career at Celtic
KRIS Commons has said that he would be happy to end his playing career at Celtic.
Commons told The Record: “I’m more than happy staying here and I’m more than happy to play out my career here.
“The fact is I don’t want to be anywhere else. I played a long time in England and there is no great yearning to go back.” (Record)
Sergio: Rangers dragging down Templeton
FORMER Hearts boss Paolo Sergio has compared David Templeton to “a top pianist in a bad orchestra”.
Sergio worked with Templeton during his time at Tynecastle, and believes the winger has been stunted by Rangers’ spell in the lower leagues.
Sergio said: “At this time I don’t believe it’s best for David. You could argue he should stand out more because he’s up against players with less ability than him, but the way I see it is if you are a top pianist playing in a bad orchestra then the music won’t be as good.” (Record)
Celtic have Rotariu bid knocked back
CELTIC have reportedly seen a bid for Manchester United target Dorin Rotariu rejected.
The 18-year-old Dinamo Bucharest star has been linked with David Moyes’ side, but Rotariu’s father says Celtic have made the first firm bid.
Elijah Rotariu said: “Celtic were the first team to come up with a concrete offer, but they were refused. I don’t know whether they will make any new proposal for him.” (Herald)
Kilmarnock to re-sign Eremenko
FINLAND international Alexei Eremenko is set to re-join Kilmarnock until the end of the season.
30-year-old Eremenko has been out of football since leaving Kairat Almaty in Kazakhstan around three months ago.
Eremenko said: “My match fitness is not that good, so I need to work on that. I have been training with my father’s team but I need to get matches.” (Express)
Hearts make room for new signing
THE playing registration of Hearts’ goalkeeping coach Alan Combe is set to be cancelled by the club, in order to allow Gary Locke to bring in a new outfield player.
The switch is intended to count as an ‘out’ in the SPFL’s ‘one in, one out’ policy, potentially allowing Hearts to register an incoming player.
The Tynecastle side’s transfer embargo still stands, so any signing would have to be under 21 years old and out of contract with their current club. (Herald)
‘Taiwo may have Hibs future after all’ - Butcher
MIDFIELDER Tom Taiwo may yet stay at Hibernian despite being told he could leave the club earlier this month, according to manager Terry Butcher.
Taiwo made his first appearance under Butcher in the 4-0 loss to Celtic on Sunday. Butcher said: “He came out the deep freeze, was defrosted quickly and I thought his attitude was excellent.
“I was very pleased with him and it gives me food for thought.” (Sun)