CELTIC know exactly what positions need filled and have known for some time now. The right back situation has been an issue since Jeremie Frimpong left in January. We brought in Jonjoe Kenny as a quick loan replacement but that deal was unlikely to ever become permanent – even if Jonjoe had performed.
It’s incredible to me we sit under two weeks away from the window closing and Celtic are still haggling over the price for a right back. Sometimes the club will have the luxury of playing things out to get the very best deal possible – however, we don’t have that luxury. We need players in yesterday!
A right back, another centre-back and a left mid at a minimum need to come through the door by the end of play. In reality, the board and Dominic McKay should have these players all but in the door by now.
We have a massive Glasgow Derby just before the window closes and you have to imagine even if we do sign anyone in the next week or so – we will not have enough time to bed them in before the game at Ibrox.
Celtic have made positive moves in the market and in normal times – we would be hailing their progress. These aren’t normal times and the timing of when we do business has had a profound effect on the season so far. Kyogo is a breath of fresh air and Abada looks the part, Hart is steadying the ship and Starfelt will find his feet, but our defence is letting us down at the moment.
Not getting Starfelt and Kyogo in and past their isolation before the Champions League qualifier which we were dumped out of. Not bringing in defensive reinforcements from the very early days of Ange’s tenure has cost us already. The longer the club quibble over fees etc, the longer this rebuild is going to take.
Let’s get stuff done!