Celtic have made some promising signings in this transfer window after bringing in Timothy Weah on loan from Paris Saint-Germain and Vakoun Issouf Bayo from Dunajska Streda.
And while the Bhoys are expected to do some more business before deadline day, supporters should not be getting their hopes up over Yaya Toure arriving at Celtic Park.
Despite reports in Greece suggesting manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing Toure following his release from Olympiacos, Sky Sports have confirmed the 35-year-old will not be joining the club.
With that in mind, here are two reasons why the Scottish giants could regret not moving for the ex-Manchester City man this month.
Losing Out On Experience
On top of having a title race on their hands in Scotland, Celtic also find themselves competing in the knockout round of the Europa League.
With so much to play for, a player of Toure’s experience — who knows what it takes to come out victorious in a top-flight title battle and big European ties — could have gone a long way for the Bhoys.
In that sense, he could have been the perfect answer to Rangers’ signing of Jermain Defoe, which may end up playing a huge part in deciding where the SPL trophy ends up come May.
Missing Out On A Match-winner
Now in his mid-thirties, physically, Toure is obviously not the player he used to be, something which was clearly on show towards the end of his Manchester City career.
The Ivorian, though, is still technically very good and would have provided Rodgers with another match-winner in the team.
The threat he poses from long distances with his shooting ability and eye for a pass in the final third are things any manager would love to see in a midfielder.