Celtic pull out of deadline day desperation as others charge
It’s been a very quiet day on the transfer front for Celtic on deadline day but, for a change, I’m pretty relaxed about the whole thing.
In fact, Ange Postecoglou basically explained that it was going to happen. He made himself “completely clear” at his last press conference, of course.
Think back to last year. The Celtic team was in chaos. Important players were on the verge of a summer exit, there was no long-term plan and the Bhoys were scrambling for the loan of Jonjoe Kenny on the last day of the window.
This month of January? Postecoglou, Michael Nicholson and the Celtic board lined up early on to deliver four quality first-team signings who are all already playing for the manager and impressing the fans.
Celtic are putting in place long-term building blocks these days. We have gone from the six month loan which covers a hole but does not inspire the confidence of a plan.
Every signing Postecoglou has made has had the long term in mind. Even our loan signings Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers have purchase options and if you listen to the Celtic boss, those clauses are not symbolic. He is heavily invested in both players should they choose to stay at Glasgow.
Listen, everyone loves a signing deadline. Am I a little disappointed that Celtic don’t look like they’re getting another late deal out of this? Of course, it’s natural as a fan.
All in all, the big picture is that Celtic have planned this transfer window so successfully that the manager has strengthened all the positions he wanted without having to sign up in desperation on deadline day. .
While others charge in and dive two-footed at players who may or may not be training, Celtic are well placed for the rest of the season, summer and beyond.
As always, this doesn’t guarantee trophies, but it does keep things moving in the right direction.
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