'Gutted': Brentford fans react to Rico Henry's £7m Celtic links

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic reportedly want Rico Henry to replace Arsenal target Kieran Tierney.

Rico Henry of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Ipswich Town at Griffin Park on April 10, 2019 in Brentford, England.

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.

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Henry, like Tierney, is attack-minded and quick off the mark. He is young too, at just 22.

Wayne Routledge of Swansea City battles with Rico Henry of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Swansea City at Griffin Park on December 08, 2018 in...

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.

Rico Henry of Brentford competes with James Morrison of West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on December 03, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

 

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