Celtic’s transfer woes have been a infamous plot line during the summer. This was made abundantly clear yesterday when Brendan Rodgers criticised the club’s spending after his side crashed out of the Champions League qualification in Athens.
With the transfer window still open in Scotland, the former Liverpool boss will be hoping that his board will offer him something for the future of his squad.
Realistically, Rodgers will be hugely disappointed after yesterday’s loss, as he made it clear that Europe was the next step for his side after dominating domestic football for a number of years. However, he will now have to turn his attentions to the Scottish Premiership, where he will be seeking an eighth title in a row for the Glaswegians.
That is why the Celtic boss should look to snap up a few players before the window closes, and Vincent Janssen (valued at £8.1m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) would be a great fit. The Tottenham forward has had a horrendous two seasons in north London after moving from AZ Alkmaar, where he scored 27 goals in 34 Eredivisie outings, and will be wanting to revive his career.
He had an unsuccessful loan spell at Fenerbahçe last season, and Tottenham look desperate to unload him this season, as they didn’t even give him a squad number. But Fenerbahçe are interested in another loan spell for the Dutch striker, so Celtic would have to move quickly to acquire his services, either on a loan or buying him outright.
Celtic have struggled to score while star man Moussa Dembélé has been out injured in the early parts of the season, and after failing to make the Champions League this season, there are fears that the Frenchman will not be at Celtic Park much longer. Janssen will be absolutely desperate to prove himself as a goalscorer once again after losing all confidence, and Celtic may provide the perfect platform. He will be joining a very successful club that has an expectation to win and score goals, providing him a great opportunity to find his form.
The dust still hasn’t settled after Celtic’s Champions League hopes were dashed, but there will surely be changes at the club, and Janssen should be one of them.