Despite Celtic’s continued dominance of the Scottish Premiership, the Bhoys certainly cannot afford to rest on their laurels in the summer. Whether Neil Lennon remains beyond the end of the season is to be seen, however, activity in the transfer market is a must.
The Hoops will surely look for improvements to areas of their squad and offloading men certainly would not be out of the question. And, it would seem they may have been given a helping hand in doing exactly that.
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According to a report by The Scottish Sun, Celtic’s Cristian Gamboa has been offered the chance to end his nightmare at Parkhead.
It is claimed Costa Rican side Deportiva Alajuelense have offered the right-back a contract to return to his homeland after it was made clear he would not be in the Glaswegians plans moving forward and was not handed a new deal.
The time is right for Gamboa to move on, although whether a move to his homeland is right for him is questionable.
The 29-year-old may have had a nightmare time at Celtic as he had to make do with a fringe status, as well as during his time at West Bromwich Albion, but surely he could still play a role for a team in a better quality league than the Costa Rican one.
When given the chance, although his last match was in December, he has shown that he can get forward with pace and is a hugely experienced international footballer.
He has had to wait in the wings for his opportunities under Brendan Rodgers and Lennon, with Mikael Lustig and Jeremy Toljan having been the preferred options over him in the first-team.
However, as he will be desperate to get regular game-time, moving to Deportiva Alajuelense may be perfect for him to continue playing and get back to enjoying the sport.
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