Celtic fans have been reacting on Twitter following a report by the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday that suggested that midfielder Tom Rogic is a target for English Premier League clubs Leicester City and Southampton, with a subsequent story in The Daily Record suggesting he has a £15m price tag on his head.
The 26-year-old attack-minded player has enjoyed another impressive season for the Scottish Premiership champions, scoring eight goals and providing a further nine assists in 41 appearances in all competitions.
Those stats have come despite the fact the Australia international missed a large chunk of the campaign with a knee injury, returning shortly before Brendan Rodgers left for the Foxes.
Now it appears he wants to be reunited with him at the King Power Stadium, with the Sydney Morning Herald indicating he could fetch up to $37 Australian dollars (£20m).
However, The Daily Record places his valuation at £5m less than that amount.
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Celtic supporters have been quick to have their say on the exit rumour ahead of the Old Firm derby against Rangers this weekend, and while one “selling Rogic for £15m is a disaster of an idea”, another said “keeping him at Celtic should be a top priority for Lawwell”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Tom Rogic is rumoured to be gaining interest from both Southampton and Leicester City.
Celtic would only accept offers in the region of over 18m for the midfielder.
Hope this one isn't true….
— Celtic News & Transfer Rumours (@RumoursCeltic) May 7, 2019
— Rp1888 (@Rp18881) May 7, 2019
25m at least
— Stefan Slim (@Caligularised) May 8, 2019
Reports in Australia claim to suggest that Leicester City and Southampton are lining up a summer bid to take Tom Rogic to the Premier League.
I wouldn't worry too much though as the Sydney Herald are reporting a bid of up to £20M which tbh I just can't see happening. pic.twitter.com/R5GHfYJqig
— Celtic FC Fans & News 🍀 (@Celtic1888News) May 8, 2019
Reports that Leicester & Southampton eying a move for Rogic & we've slapped a price tag of £15m – £18m on the big man. Should NOT be sold. He's contracted until 2023 — keeping him at Celtic should be a top priority for Lawwell. HH 🍀 pic.twitter.com/Dd6hmhGEE2
— Rogic Lifetime Contract CSC (@sellik88) May 8, 2019
Not for sale
— Seán McCusker (@SeanOg_1) May 8, 2019
Absolutely love the bloke but would 100% take 15m+ for rogic. Bloke can't play more than 60 mins and is way too injury prone and inconsistent. No way he makes it in the prem though with his stamina
— Shane Kelly (@67ShaneKelly88) May 8, 2019
Aye ok let’s sell Rogic and bring in Gary Hooper 🤣
All joking aside we have a huge pivotal summer ahead. Lawwell has to strengthen the team and get in the correct man. Selling Rogic for £15m is a disaster of an idea
— Michael (@Michael_T89) May 8, 2019
Big Tam Rogic is not going to EPL. He’s not fit enough.
— LawrieBhoy ☘🏴 (@Lorbobo1) May 8, 2019