Scottish Premiership champions Celtic reportedly want Rico Henry to replace Arsenal target Kieran Tierney.
All aboard the transfer merry-go-round.
If the Scottish Sun is to be believed, Celtic are making a move for £7 million Brentford flyer Rico Henry in a deal that could spark a series of deals all over Britain, from North London to Derbyshire.
Henry is a left-back after all. And with The Hoops in danger of losing star man and fans’ favourite Kieran Tierney to Arsenal before the English transfer window shuts on Thursday, it doesn’t take a genius to realise that Celtic are preparing for a worse-case scenario by lining up a replacement.
Henry, like Tierney, is attack-minded and quick off the mark. He is young too, at just 22.
The report adds that, should Henry swap Griffin Park for Glasgow, Brentford will turn to Derby’s Max Lowe or Vitesse’s Max Clark.
But, after Romaine Sawyers, Yoann Barbet, Ezri Konsa and top scorer Neal Maupay bid farewell, how do Brentford fans feel about the potential departure of another key player?
Well, there are two schools of thought. On one hand, Henry is one of the Football League’s finest left-backs, a player Dean Smith once compared to England legend Ashley Cole (BBC).
On the other, injuries have restricted him to just 21 Championship starts in the last two seasons. £7 million for a player who has spent far too much time on the side-lines? That could be good business for a club famed for their shrewd recruitment.
Strong rumours this morning that Celtic are in for Rico Henry for £7m. Would be gutted to see another big name and one of our most promising youngsters leave during this window. @BrentfordFC#BrentfordFC
— M Bee (@MR2015truth) August 6, 2019
I’d take their hand off for £7m
— Josh Mahoney (@JoshMaahoney) August 5, 2019
If we sign Lowe from Derby I’ll pay his train fare from Euston.
— Jimmy B (@JimboUpNorth1) August 5, 2019
Rico Henry would waste his career in the Scottish leagues
— Alex Callow (@AlexCallow) August 5, 2019
Champions league football. Pay rise.
I imagine he would jump at the chance.
— HeadlessBee ⚪️⚫️ (@pjheadless) August 5, 2019
Are we going to have any talent left at Brentford? Just read that Henry is off too! #BrentfordFC
— Olaf Finucane (@olafrecords) August 6, 2019