Former Celtic forward and now a popular football pundit, Chris Sutton, has slammed his former side’s policy as Brendan Rodgers is reportedly looking to sign a few players before the end of this month.
It is no secret that the Northern Irishman is keen on strengthening his defensive options. Rodgers is desperate to sign a centre-back this summer with Boyata likely to be allowed to leave the club this coming week.
Celtic have shown interest in Scott McKenna of Aberdeen but Rodgers admitted recently that the Dons are unwilling to part ways with their key player.
The Hoops have shown strong interest in signing Scott McKenna of Aberdeen but Rodgers admitted recently that the Dons are unwilling to part ways with their key player.
Celtic reportedly have had one bid rejected for McKenna. However, things can change quickly if they offer a lucrative offer, and new reports from The Daily Record bears fruit, Celtic will make another attempt to sign the 21-year-old defender.
Sutton wrote for The Daily Record as follows:
“Boyata is done. He simply needs to be shipped out and at least one centre-half replacement drafted in pronto.
“I guess that was the plan with Scott McKenna but that’s another strange one. I like McKenna and think he is a good prospect. But he’s not exactly been hiding under a rock for months. If Celtic seriously wanted him, why wait until a week before the window closes?
“It just smacked of desperation. Now it looks like panic stations.”
The former Celtic striker is absolutely spot on here. Celtic should have taken a strong decision on Boyata and likewise acted quickly. The Belgian has refused to play for the club, and that should have been the end of the story for him.
If Celtic were seriously interested in McKenna they should have been proactive in securing his deal. However, they waited for long, and now with only a week left, the club is trying to make last ditch attempts to sign him. It goes to show that Celtic have messed up the transfer window badly, and even if they sign the player it would be seen as a panic buy.