MARVIN COMPPER opened up to a certain extent about his time at Celtic by admitting he was told early on he wasn’t in their plans after making the move from Germany in January 2018. The player was brought in to give some experience to our backline after the previous summer which seen Kolo Toure hang up his boots.
Compper cut ties with the Scottish Champions at the start of July after agreeing a deal with MSV Duisburg.
The defender got injured during the Dubai training camp straight off the bat and never recovered from that. It’s crazy to think how quickly he was thrown on the scrap heap by Brendan Rodgers.
Marvin made it clear, he wasn’t too long in the door before he was told he could move on.
“Basically, I did not fit at Celtic. I was told very early on that I wasn’t in their plans.” he told RecordSport.
“That was a pity for me.
“But I kept on training and being professional. I still wanted to contribute and the way I did that was to pass on my experience to the younger players.
“I was under contract with Celtic until 2020 and I could have stayed and not played, but I didn’t want to do that.
“I would have been 35 by the time I left and I would have found it hard to find another club.
“My body still works well and I did actually get to play a couple of reserve games at Celtic, so I know I am fit enough and injury free. I’m really excited about being able to play again.”
“And I haven’t cut all my ties with Glasgow…I still have a subscription for Celtic TV!”
In many ways, Marvin will go down as one of the worst pieces of business the club has ever done. However, this isn’t entirely down to him and Celtic fans can’t exactly point to poor performances and individual errors. The defender only got 81 minutes of top flight football and that was against lower league opposition in the Scottish Cup.
In many ways, he summed up the Lee Congerton era at Celtic. Signing players who didn’t fit in or who the manager didn’t have any plans for once through the door.