Celtic haven’t enjoyed the best start to the season.
The Hoops opened the new SPFL season with a win against Livingston but failed to beat AEK Athens in their Champions League qualifier at Celtic Park. Ahead of a tricky trip to Greece for the second-leg, Brendan Rodgers’ side were beaten against Hearts thanks to a goal from Kyle Lafferty. Celtic simply need to beat Athens to get their season back on track.
Despite the transfer window closing for English clubs, the Bhoys can still strengthen their side until the end of August. With Rangers adding many new faces to their squad, Celtic need to splash some cash to ensure they lift the Scottish Premiership side for the eighth time in a row. One man they should try to lure to Celtic Park is Chelsea youngster – Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 17-year-old has broken into the first-team at Stamford Bridge after impressing in the U18 youth side that won the quadruple last year. The forward continued his excellent form during pre-season, and he was given a start against Perth Glory in Chelsea’s first game under Maurizio Sarri. The youngster provided an assist for Pedro in the only goal of the game. He is tipped to make a breakthrough in the first-team and Sarri insisted he would not be loaned out.
However, Hudson-Odoi was missing from the squad for the 3-0 win over Huddersfield with Eden Hazard set to return to the starting eleven. The Belgian winger is the first name on the team sheet meaning first-team football may be scarce for the youngster and Sarri could reconsider his decision to keep him at the club.
A loan move to Celtic Park could be brilliant for his development. Brendan Rodgers has a reputation for developing youngsters and helped get the best out of Raheem Sterling during his time at Liverpool. With 21 goals in 30 appearances across all age groups last year, Hudson-Odoi could be the ideal replacement for Patrick Roberts.
Celtic fans, thoughts?