With Manchester United’s season so far being turbulent at best, fingers are being pointed in all directions as fans and critics alike search for something to blame for the drop in form. The club, who are currently languishing in 8th position, will undoubtedly be looking to make some serious changes this winter to revitalise their bid for a top four spot.
If Jose Mourinho is sacked this Christmas, one of the players we expect to be moved on – at least as a symbolic gesture – is Scott McTominay. The Scottish midfielder, who made an impressive breakthrough into the first team last season, hasn’t made much of an impact this year. Following a few questionable performances, particularly at the centre-back position, which admittedly is no fault of his own, the club and player may opt for a loan move come January. One of the most likely destinations for McTominay, the Scotsman believe, is Celtic.
Although Celtic only sit three points behind domestic leaders Hearts, they have already suffered half the amount of defeats as they did for the whole of last season. Not to mention their early exit from the Champions League. However, with the majority of the campaign ahead of them, and the Europa League still to play for, there is good reason to bring in some fresh faces this coming transfer window.
McTominay brings with him exceptional ball control, calmness, and a commanding physical presence. He’s shown that he can perform in, arguably, the most competitive league in the world – so we’d expect him to excel in the Scottish Premier League.
Nick Powell is a player that could become a more permanent fixture amongst the Celtic ranks. The ex-Manchester United player has been recently linked with a move to Glasgow following a breakdown in contract negotiations with his current club, Wigan Athletic.
Powell’s ability in front of goal is perhaps the most attractive element to his game, having provided 15 goals last season that helped Wigan towards Championship promotion. Although Rogic currently occupies the central attacking midfield spot for Celtic, at the very least, Powell will provide some healthy competition for the place.
Dedryck Boyata is a player that looks to be on his way at the end of the season, after being disrupted by a bid from Premier League new-boys, Fulham, earlier this summer. To replace him, Celtic should look towards some of the quality hidden in the lower half of the English top-flight, and pay particular attention to squads that look destined for the drop.
Of this ilk, one individual that particularly stands out is Mathias Jørgensen. The centre-back, who currently plays for Huddersfield Town the Danish international team, possesses a wealth of European experience, earned with side FC Copenhagen, and featured in one of the strongest defensive sides in football leading up to the World Cup. Although Huddersfield don’t boast the best record at the back, Jørgensen is undoubtedly a talent that could be an invaluable asset to a Celtic side looking to reestablish themselves in Europe.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!