Chris Sutton led the reactions as Celtic announced a new two-year contract for Scott Brown.
The 5 foot 9 Hoops skipper had attracted interest from Australia but after talks with Western Melbourne has decided to extend his stay with Celtic through until 2021.
Last season Brown was untouchable and unplayable as he swept the boards at the Player of the Year awards with Celtic’s success heavily dependent on his influence and drive.
When Brown suffered a knee injury last October there were fears that Celtic would suffer a dip in performance but as Ryan Christie was partnered with Callum McGregor, Celtic hit top form.
All of a sudden debates were springing up about Celtic being more effective without Brown but that argument came to a halt when the Hoops were left chasing shadows during the first half of the Europa League clash with RB Salzburg.
Brown was introduced at half time and although Celtic lost on the night his impact halted the exhibition play from the Austrians.
The 33-year-old has started all four of Celtic’s matches since the winter break with Wednesday’s dominating display against St Johnstone exactly what is needed as the title race reaches a critical phase.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 31, 2019
A real competitor… always seems to have to prove people wrong and no doubt he will again… https://t.co/ZCpCFRFf3H
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) January 31, 2019
No words! ?? pic.twitter.com/uqBYiHoxL7
— LouMun 67 ⚽️???????? (@lfmunro) January 31, 2019
Best signing of the window ? Now lead us to the 10 Captain ????????????
— Infrangibles (@NRKBhoy) January 31, 2019
8 league titles, incredible!! ???
£4.5m is an absolute bargain for what he’s given the club!
— Garry (@GarLyons) January 31, 2019
That’s great news, guys a legend. He deserves the chance to lift 10 in a row with us.
On that note, we signing a right back, centre back or left back? 10 in a row isn’t a given you know. Please stop acting like it is.
Back the manager.
— Tim Trivia (@TriviaTim) January 31, 2019
Best signing we will make this transfer window and the next window.. #Theskipper ☘☘☘
— Gavin Taggart (@8Gntagg) January 31, 2019
— Chrisy (@CHRISSYBHOY67) January 31, 2019
— marist (@maristic23) January 31, 2019
— Paul Brady (@pbrady76) January 31, 2019