Stuart Armstrong is set to complete his £7m (Plus add on’s for you financially obsessed since 2012 lot) move to Southampton, with the midfielder now travelled to England to tie up the deal, which should be finalised this week.
Dundee United will also profit from the deal, as Armstrong’s move to Celtic saw the Tayside outfit chuck in a ten percent sell on clause as well.
The news broke on Friday night , and immediate reactionary tweets followed within an hour.
Some acted like he was an ex partner who had done the dirty on them and moved onto someone else with a better house and motor, the standard video montages and tributes got posted up after that, and some sensible fans just wished him well and appreciated his contribution to the club, especially in that 16-17 season, in which he was sensational for us, scoring seventeen goals in all competitions on the way to winning the undefeated treble.
His form dipped somewhat the season afterwards, as Callum McGregor stepped up as our main goal threat from midfield, and with Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham proving undroppable, it was a testament to their form that Armstrong found it hard to make the same impact as he did the season before.
I won’t bring up the financial impact of the deal, because we as fans do not get to enjoy any of that money that is brought in, but Stuart Armstrong should go with the best of wishes from the supporters, and I hope he’s a success down in that English Premier League.
The only source of comfort I can take from this is that we will no longer hear that song ever again, which is great news for a Monday morning in my world.