Marvin Compper has officially signed for Celtic, making him our first purchase of the coming window. This is tremendous news for the club and the fans and it gives our defenders something to think about and keep them on their toes as we head into the next series of games.
It is important that we win those matches, following the defeat by Hearts.
Compper is the kind of signing we’ve been crying out for.
He’s experienced at the highest level in the game. At worse he will provide competition, but I fully expect that he will be a first team regular. Other signings are certain to follow. This is the start of a brand new phase in the Brendan Rodgers revolution. It is an exciting time for the club.
It looks like Lewis Morgan of St Mirren will be following; Chick Young said on the BBC over the weekend that the deal was as good as done. Some sort of loan back looks likely in that case; he is a talented player, who will need no period of settling in.
But further reinforcements at the back at almost guaranteed. With Marvin being unable to play in the Europa League it seems likely that there will be at least one more defensive player coming in; it is inconceivable that we will go into the Zenit game with the current back line.
It would be suicide.
Our fans are being asked to buy expensive tickets for the home leg; they are entitled to go into that game believing the club takes it seriously.
This is a good beginning to the window; before it has even opened Brendan has demonstrated intent. The problems which have become all too apparent in recent weeks are being addressed and that is hugely significant. That business is being done early is also a big deal; it means that the usual stresses that accompany these windows will be significantly less than normal.
Brendan and Peter Lawwell are alleged to have been in London over the last few days; rumours are circulating about another deal on the verge of being closed.
Optimism fills the air. One defeat aside, we’re in a good place right now.