Reported Celtic summer target Cristiano Piccini shone for new club Valencia in their 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and Bhoys fans were quick to react to his display on Twitter.
The Daily Mail reported in August that Brendan Rodgers wanted to bring the right-back to Celtic Park, but Peter Lawwell failed to get a deal over the line and he joined Valencia in a £7m deal from Sporting Lisbon instead.
While Mikael Lustig continues to struggle and come under heavy criticism from the Parkhead faithful for his performances so far this term, Piccini has been a regular for the La Liga outfit and produced a brilliant defensive showing against the Red Devils on Tuesday.
Celtic supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the 26-year-old Italian’s display, and while one labelled him as a “class act”, another said “Celtic missed a trick” by not signing him.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Champions League tonight. Piccini clean sheet at Old Trafford. Dembele scores for Lyon. AEK beaten again. McGinn assist for Villa too. What could have been. Beat Salzburg please @CelticFC
— Martin Melly (@martinmelly86) October 2, 2018
Piccini was a class act tonight ?
— Joey izzadeery (@HAILdeeryHAIL) October 2, 2018
Highly doubt he would come to us now.
— Martin Melly (@martinmelly86) October 3, 2018
Celtic missed a trick no getting that Piccini been class down the right for Valencia
— Jack Land (@JackLand00) October 2, 2018
This Piccini that Celtic allowed Lawwell to cock up signing when it was a done deal looks a cracking player, which is hell to watch when you’ve got Lustig.
— Sean McGinlay (@seanjmcginlay) October 2, 2018
I’ve seen Cristiano Piccini for all of two minutes and already I’m cursing the Celtic board for their inaction in the summer. Imagine that pace and pressing down our right hand side as opposed to Lustig!
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) October 2, 2018
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