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Celtic taunted over Riley McGree transfer as gloating Middlesbrough aim 'some prefer red to green' potshot

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Middlesbrough have aimed a not-so-subtle dig at Celtic after pipping them to the signing of Riley McGree. The Aussie midfielder was all set to join Ange Postecoglou 's side before a late offer from Boro turned his head.

Celtic are understood to have bailed out of a bidding war with the EFL Championship club after initially having a £2million offer accepted for the FC Charlotte star.

But Boro boss Chris Wilder was determined to land the 23-year-old and the Yorkshire outfit tabled a package worth up to £5m.That, plus a hefty wage packet, was enough to turn McGree's head south and he signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the Riverside Stadium.Boro have been showing off their new acquisition on social media and seemingly couldn't resist rubbing it in.They posted a picture of McGree in the club's dark green away shirt with the caption: "We've gone for the away kit celebration shot this time..."Some people prefer red to green, but hey ho..."Postecoglou shrugged off McGree going elsewhere at his Thursday press conference, insisting he won't try and talk any player into signing for Celtic.“Nothing too exciting,” he replied when asked why the deal didn’t happen. "He’s a player I know well and it came across my path he may be available.“I had a discussion with him and then he obviously decided he wanted to take an opportunity elsewhere, which is fine.“It wasn’t really anything too drastic for us.“It was just a discussion with a player I know well and for me it was an interesting proposition.“But it didn’t work out, which is fine.

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