Celtic’s 4-2 defeat to AC Milan yesterday after being two goals in front piles even more pressure onto Neil Lennon and the squad. Frank McAvennie has been discussing the talent at Lennon’s disposal, and has slammed the Bhoys’ recruitment in recent years.
What McAvennie had to say about Celtic
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Celtic’s reliance on Forrest has been highlighted while he has been out injured.
“Elyounoussi is hot and cold, a wonderful talent but it is not enough – one good game, three bad. To play at Celtic you need to be on that level constantly. I would go for Bright Osayi-Samuel if we can get him. There is nee point in bringing people in to make up the numbers.
“Whoever has been doing the recruitment at Celtic, it has been awful. Really awful. I do not know how is watching the players, picking the players but it has been awful.”
Osayi-Samuel could be the bright spark the Hoops need
The 22-year-old winger has already made 185 career appearances between Queens Park Rangers and his former club Blackpool, scoring 17 goals and recording 19 assists, (Transfermarkt).
Last season was certainly one of Osayi-Samuel’s best as he tallied five goals and eight assists whilst also averaging 1.2 shots, 2.9 successful dribbles and 1.2 key passes per game (WhoScored).
His manager, Mark Warburton, has been full of praise, as he said: “Today he was outstanding and deserved the applause.”
It is fair for McAvennie to slam the Hoops for their recruitment too – they currently sit eleven points behind Rangers and it’s hard to see the depth in the squad to make up that gap.
With Osayi-Samuel possibly being available on a free next summer, Celtic could pick up a bright young talent without dipping into their transfer budget. As a result, a potential move would seem like a no-brainer for Neil Lennon’s side.
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