Celtic have got their season back on track after being knocked out of the Champions League by AEK Athens.
The Hoops couldn’t defeat the Greek champions and missed out on qualifying for the group stages for the fifth season in a row. Despite their loss, Celtic secured a place in the Europa League with a win over FK Sudava in the play-off round. Brendan Rodgers provided even more delight for the Celtic faithful with a 1-0 win over Rangers in the first Old Firm derby of the new campaign.
The Bhoys were handed a tough Europa League group against Rosenborg and RB Leipzig who played Champions League football last season. Also drawn into group B were Red Bull Salzburg who reached the semi-finals of the competition last year. Celtic begin their European campaign on Thursday 20th September.
Despite the transfer window being closed, Celtic could still strengthen their squad ahead of the January window. One man remains without a club – former Chelsea legend, John Terry. Valued at £900k by Transfermarkt, the Premier League icon left Aston Villa at the end of the season and is still searching for a new club. Terry was linked with a move to Sporting Lisbon and Spartak Moscow but turned down a move a move to Russia after a late change of heart.
The 37-year-old is definitely past his best but remains a top defender who could be an inspired addition to the Celtic squad. Terry never relied on pace during his playing career meaning a move to the SPFL shouldn’t be an issue. His vast experience could be crucial to maintaining their league form as well as achieving success in Europe.
The defender admitted he was a supporter of the club and Rodgers should do everything he can to bring him to Celtic Park.
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