Although good things are said to come to those who wait, sometimes taking too long to decide can have a negative impact, as Celtic may come to find out.
There is nothing worse for a club when they keep tabs of a player they like for a while to then see another team swoop in for them.
And, that is something that could potentially happen to the Bhoys this summer.
What’s the News?
Celtic continue to track Milad Mohammadi according to a report by Football Insider, however, they now face competition for his signature.
The Scottish Premiership side are thought to have been monitoring the left-back for the past two transfer windows.
The Iran international is set to be a free agent in the summer with his contract at Akhmat Grozny set to expire, which has alerted the likes of Fulham and Bristol City.
Surely if Celtic were that keen on Mohammadi, they would have made an official move to try and bring him to the club in the previous transfer windows.
However, if they are keen and they have not yet acted upon it, then the potential of missing out on him can only bring blame to the club for allowing others to get a sniff and consider their options.
The left-back position is certainly an area that the Hoops could look at improving, as Kieran Tierney needs to be provided with some competition for his place, whilst Emilio Izaguirre looks set to leave the club at the end of his short term deal.
The 25-year-old produced a number of eye-catching performances in last summer’s World Cup for Iran, although many may remember him for the failed acrobatic throw-in attempt against Spain in the group stage of the tournament.
He can help to ease any injury concerns the Hoops may have in the future if he were to join them at Celtic Park, whilst he would also offer versatility to whoever may be in charge of the Bhoys. Predominantly a left-back, Mohammadi is comfortable playing as a right-back (another area of the pitch Celtic could do with improving) or as a winger on either flank with his attacking ability.
Blessed with pace, he has exceptional dribbling and tackling skills that could make him an excellent free addition for any side, but Celtic must make him theirs.
Celtic fans, what do you think of Mohammadi? Do you think the club have taken a huge gamble if they are interested in him by letting it go on for so long? Let us know your thoughts below.
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