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Celtic: Centre-back signing proving difficult

Celtic: Centre-back signing proving difficult -Celtic

Anthony Joseph has admitted the transfer market is proving difficult in regards to Celtic adding a centre-back before the window closes.  

The Lowdown: Centre-back links

The Hoops look set to be busy in the final hours of the window in regards to incomings and outgoings.

Leigh Griffiths has joined Dundee on loan, Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouard could depart and Georgios Giakoumakis and Filipe Jota could be the men to arrive at Parkhead.

Ange Postecoglou reportedly wants the club to explore a centre-back loan addition late in the window, however, it seems as if that is proving tricky.

The Latest: Joseph post

Joseph took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to reply to a fan when asked about Celtic’s deadline day business.

He shared the club’s hopes to finalise deals for Giakoumakis and Jota before giving an update when it came to a centre-back.

“Morning, James. Celtic are hoping to complete deals for Georgios Giakoumakis and Filipe Jota. They’ve been looking at a CB on loan but market proving difficult. Odsonne Edouard is close to signing for Crystal Palace and Ryan Christie’s future is in limbo.”

Celtic have since been linked with a move for Tottenham’s Cameron Carter-Vickers, however, a transfer has been described as ‘difficult’.

The Verdict: Not a disaster

Even if Celtic fail in their attempts for a centre-back, what matters most right now is replacing Edouard and Christie’s pending exits with the signings of Giakoumakis and Jota.

The Hoops recently brought in Liam Scales so now have five senior centre-backs to choose from when Christopher Jullien returns from injury.

That should be more than enough for the current campaign, so it wouldn’t be a disaster if a sixth didn’t materialise.

In other news: Greek journalist drops late Celtic transfer news; ace now ‘doesn’t want to’ move. 

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