It doesn’t look as if Celtic will be making Diego Laxalt’s loan spell at Parkhead permanent this summer.
The Lowdown: Laxalt’s Celtic Park struggles
Laxalt made the move to Glasgow on a season-long loan back in October from AC Milan, however, he didn’t exactly cement his place in the Hoops side at the expense of Greg Taylor.
The South American started just 13 Scottish Premiership fixtures and was absent from John Kennedy’s squad for the final game of the season last weekend.
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The Latest: No permanent deal
According to Il Milanista, cited by Sports Witness, there was a point where AC Milan were ‘ready to negotiate’ a permanent transfer to Celtic for the left-back.
Frank McAvennie labelled a possible permanent transfer as a ‘smart move’ back in January, but it doesn’t look as if that will materialise going off the latest reports.
The Verdict: The right call by Celtic
In our opinion, Celtic have made the right decision by changing their mind on the defender.
Those funds, in our view, could be put to better use under the new Hoops manager this summer.
Plenty of areas need strengthening, and splashing the cash on a left-back may have not been the best idea. A new striker to replace Odsonne Edouard appears crucial, while more attacking flair following Mohamed Elyounoussi’s return to Southampton could also be handy.
In other news: Report believes Eddie Howe to Celtic is done, find out more here.
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