It looks as if our January transfer spending has gotten underway, and with the first game back looming at the weekend it’s come just in time.
The signing of the Polish striker Patryk Klimala will be wrapped up in a nice big bow, giving us the extra firepower we sought. Reports suggest that the Israeli midfield ball-winner Ismaila Soro will be joining him shortly with the player’s current club confirming the deal is “agreed in principle.”
So we’re off and running, at last.
As I said in a piece yesterday, we are doing what is required but we’re also striking a blow at the same time.
Sevco fans are forced to watch as we get stronger knowing their own club is unable to do so. In a close race, this is what gives one side the edge of the other and we’ve been able to go out and bring in players whilst they struggle to get dreck off the wage bill.
We still need a couple of additions on top of these, including a central defender if we’re not to take our chances with injuries – Simunovic and Abd Elhamed seem brittle and that’s especially unfortunate in the case of the big right back who I think is real quality.
Needs must here, and we’re pushing our luck if we don’t reinforce that area of the team.
We also need another wide player, and there are a lot of rumours floating about out there about one. If we secure a deal in that area of the field along with the three crucial others, I think most of us are going to be well pleased with how the window went.
Now, it would be nice to see one blue chip player arriving on loan; all of our hearts are, I think, set on Victor Wanyama. As amazing as it would be, four signings in the key positions would alleviate a lot of concerns and set us up nicely for the second half of the campaign.
It has taken us time – this is typical of Celtic – but at last the business is getting done.
Well done to everyone involved.