Good day to you fellow Tim.
Today I’ve decided to write a little pre transfer speculation for the following transfer window. As you will no doubt be aware the transfer window opens on the 1st July and closes 31st August. Undoubtedly many names will come and go and the same old names will be wheeled out by the same old tired acts. I set up TC in 2010 to cut through the mess of made up targets, but I must say I am not immune from being caught out! Nobody is, so its imperative that you take the following information with a pinch of salt. Enjoy!
After looking at the squad I’ve came up with the following players that are possibly to be moved on.
Mark Wilson (D)
Most likely on his way, great servant in the past.
Morten Rasmussen (S)
Loaned from pillar to post, Celtic obviously want rid of him.
Paddy McCourt (M)
Hardly featured but icon for the support. Could very well settle as a backup player.
Efraín Juárez (M)
Went on loan, not played since returning, much was expected of the Mexican.
Kris Commons (M)
This is my weak link, not lived up to the expectations of last season. Could still feature.
Glenn Loovens (D)
Unpopular with the support, personally think would be a good backup. Contact up soon.
Cha Du Ri (D)
I love Cha. But can see him leaving under freedom of contract.
Players on loan.
Daryl Murphy (at Ipswich Town)
James Keatings (at St. Johnstone)
Nick Feely (at Clyde)
Paul Slane (at Milton Keynes Dons)
Richie Towell (at Hibernian)
Josh Thompson (at Chesterfield)
Lewis Toshney (at Kilmarnock)
Darren O’Dea (at Leeds United)
Niall McGinn (at Brentford)
With the exception of Paul Slane, I’d expect all these players to be available of Transfer/Loan.
All together that’s 14 Players. Less than the 16 that left last season (and 15 out on loan).
Now we come to the players Celtic COULD be looking at!
So far Mr Lennon has been targeting young players that have lots of potential thus we can expect more young players to come to Celtic Park soon!
Celtic Squad so far.
(2 On loan)
3 Keepers (1 Loanee)
6 Strikers (High chance of targets) (1 Loanee)
Already we have Jaroslaw Fojut (D) to come in.
I know Celtic have scouted Markus Henriksen (M) Rosenborg
And Media reports have linked us with the following players.
Fraser Forster (GK) Newcastle
Artur Boruc (GK) Fiorentina
Lorenzo Melgarejo (D) Benfica
Danny Holmes (D) Tranmere
But these are early days I’m sure you will agree, I’ll continue trying to keep you informed on the comings and going’s as time marches forward.
Steve at TC.