Neil Lennon’s comments sourced by the Scottish Sun towards the end of May did hint at a potentially busy summer for the club in terms of transfers, but that doesn’t mean they should be looking at players for the sake of it.
“Recruitment will be important, we want to freshen things up a little bit,” he said. So, it could be a fairly eventful summer for the Scottish champions as they look to extend their domestic dominance and chase that glorious ten-in-a-row.
Indeed, it’s fair to say the Celtic gaffer probably needs more attacking players with Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke having departed after their loan deals. Elsewhere, in midfield, Olivier Ntcham has been linked with a move away while Tom Rogic suffered his fair share of injuries last season.
Still, one of the names linked with a move to Glasgow shouldn’t exactly excite fans. That’s because, according to Football Ghana, the Hoops are apparently interested in signing Deportivo Alaves’ Patrick Twumasi, a transfer which, in our minds, makes very little sense.
The Express reported in May that the SPFL champions might make up to seven signings in the summer but the 25-year-old’s potential purchase would, frankly, be rather perplexing. Having been unable to score a single goal and only making 11 substitute appearances in La Liga (stats Transfermarkt), it’s hard to argue that he’d be an upgrade on James Forrest or even a marked improvement on younger players such as Ryan Christie or Mikey Johnston.
Considering that Twumasi averaged 0.3 shots, 0.2 key passes (stats via WhoScored) per 90 minutes indicates his real lack of impact from the bench. Moreover, 0.9 unsuccessful touches per game doesn’t exactly scream the stat of a player who can come in and lift the club’s attack.
Just because he blew them away in a UEFA Champions League qualifier in 2017 doesn’t guarantee he’ll come good over the course of a season. Avoid.
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