A number of Celtic fans have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the club’s dealings so far in the January transfer window, in response to an article on thecelticblog.com that was subsequently shared on Twitter via @CelticBlog2018.
The board's transfer policy is under scrutiny as we enter the last ten days of the window. Is the criticism fair? It doesn't matter if it is, it's real and they need to acknowledge it.https://t.co/HZ882sFK8V
— TheCelticBlogingoli (@CelticBlog2018) January 21, 2020
The article in question raised concerns over the lack of incomings entering the final 10 days of the window, with Patryk Klimala the only confirmed signing thus far, although Neil Lennon has said that Ismaila Soro has undergone a medical and is awaiting international clearance before his signing can be completed (as per BBC). However, the article claimed that neither of those players would inject “a ‘wow’ factor” at Parkhead in terms of generating vast excitement from a lot of Celtic fans.
In terms of outgoings, the Hoops’ decision to sell Scott Sinclair to Preston enraged a number of supporters, while defenders Lee O’Connor and Jack Hendry have gone out on loan and Lewis Morgan is set to finalise his move to Inter Miami in the coming days (as per Miami Herald).
The piece on thecelticblog.com questioned the ambition of the Celtic board, expressing fear that the Hoops had not strengthened sufficiently ahead of the resumption of the league season against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night. In response, these fans of the Parkhead club on Twitter condemned the club’s transfer activity so far this month, with one demanding the exit of chief executive Peter Lawwell:
Peter should lose his job
— john mc USA (@Ca3969800) January 21, 2020
The transfer workings at CP are atrocious, a manager worth his salt would have had his signings thought out long before the window opened.
— Dermot (@Dermot56) January 21, 2020
Signing unknown squad players is killing the push for 10 Celtic PLC first fans last 🍀🇮🇪
— Archie Kane (@Themagnifizent7) January 21, 2020
Disgraceful by the board
— Jim Kerr (@JimKerr23) January 21, 2020
If we blow 10iar with £35 – £40M sitting in the bank they will never be forgiven…..quite rightly!
— Mac Thomais…🏴🍀 (@MacTomas67) January 21, 2020
That fact is a slip up at Kilmarnock and the board will be is severe trouble…. A quality big-name signing was required in summer and not delivered
— Gerry Smith (@GerryBhoySmith) January 21, 2020
Celtic fans, what have you made of the club’s performance in the January transfer window so far? Are the concerns of some supporters legitimate? Tell us what you think by commenting below!
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