Brendan Rodgers will need to be decisive in his decision making over the January transfer window.
Rodgers’ Celtic currently head up the Scottish Premier League and face Valencia in the last-32 of the Europa League. They will be looking to sustain their chances of competing on all fronts over the next month.
Whether they to delve into the transfer market, there are a couple of players that the Northern Irishman could look to move on to free up some funds and space in the squad.
With that being said, Rodgers has no choice but to send this Celtic DUO packing in January…
Jozo Simunovic has played in all six of Celtic’s games in December across the League, Europa League and the Scottish League Cup Final, having only played seven games prior to that due to injuries and other options being preferred.
Following the horror show against Aberdeen last Sunday, it is evident that his game has frailties and when Dedryck Boyata returns from injury, Celtic should look to find a replacement as an understudy to Boyata and Filip Benkovic for the rest of the season.
As Celtic have Jack Hendry and Kristoffer Ajer who are more than able to fill in, if a replacement is found for Simunovic, Celtic should act fast as they will need a long-term partner for Boyata when Benkovic’s loan expires to sure up the backline.
This may seem odd given that Olivier Ntcham is undoubtedly a very gifted midfielder who still has time on his side.
However, given that Ntcham has been rather inconsistent recently and Celtic seem to be performing best with one holding midfielder, favouring two attacking midfielders instead of the two holding with both Ntcham and Scott Brown, it could make sense.
It was reported in August that Porto were looking at Ntcham for a sum of around £13.5m, that is a fee that could hugely benefit The Bhoys by being reinvested into a new midfielder and other elements of the squad.
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