CELTIC now know their opponents for the play-off round of the Champions League.
With another trip to Kazakhstan on the cards, Celtic have until 7th August to register their squad for the double header.
With that in mind, this would be the perfect time for a new addition and if Rodgers is still serious about bringing the midfielder back like he intimated last week, then now would be the optimum time to do so.
Paddy got some game time in the USA for Manchester City but was left out of the last game of the tour before returning to England.
It’s not yet clear if Pep sees him playing a role in City’s season, but it’s up to Celtic to ask the question.
Or are the club hedging their bets and waiting to see if Rodgers navigates the team into the group stage?
Persistence is the key!
The deadlines to tell UEFA which players are on a club’s squad list vary from season to season.
In the 2017/18 campaign, they were as follows:
June 19, 2017 (24.00CET) for all matches in the first qualifying round;
July 6, 2017 (24.00CET) for all matches in the second qualifying round;
July 20, 2017 (24.00CET) for all matches in the third qualifying round;
August 7, 2017 (24.00CET) for all matches in the play-offs;
September 1, 2017 (24.00CET) for all further matches from the first match in the group stage up to and including the final.