Things can happen really quickly in football and yesterdays events at Celtic sure backed that up.
Within 24 hours Celtic had sold Tony Watt to Standard Liege and while everyone’s eyes were focused on these events in Belgium Celtic slipped a new loan signing through the revolving door at Parkhead.
Jo Inge Berget has signed up with Celtic from Cardiff on a preliminary 6 month loan. The attacking midfielder moved to Cardiff in January this year with a host of other players in a desperate attempt by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to beat the drop. During those hectic months Jo only played in 1 match for Cardiff as they failed in their bid for Premeirship survival.
The 23 year old is no stranger to the Celtic manager – Ronny took him on loan at Stromgodset back in the 10/11 season and featured heavily in the Norwegian’s campaign.
The Norwegian International then went to FC Molde where he played under now Cardiff boss Solskjaer, scoring 16 goals during his time at the club.
Jo now comes to Celtic with a point to prove and a 5 month window in which to do it. As far as deals go this is very low risk on Celtic’s part but they do have the option to buy the player if he impresses during his stay.
Many on social media bemoan the clubs lack of ambition for signing a player from Cardiff on loan but if our last two signings from Cardiff are anything to go by then I think some may be pleasantly surprised.
Welcome to Celtic Jo!