The news that we’re on the brink of completing our first signing – for money! – at some point today is both welcome and woefully overdue.
Here’s the good news about Liel Abada; he appears to be hugely talented, even for someone so young and so I broadly welcome his signing although wonder where he and Forrest fit into the same team.
He will give us much needed competition in that area of the field.
Here’s the even better news; he won’t need to quarantine, so he is one of the few foreign signings that we might have made at this moment in time and actually been able to register for the squad.
Israel is a Green List country, and the most vaccinated place on the planet, which means that there’s no requirement for travellers from there to spend 10 days in isolation.
So if he signs he can play, and that certainly gives the manager some additional options to play around with.
As the first money to be spent in the window, it’s also good to see him getting some backing, even if this is a typical Celtic signing; in a position we don’t need to fill whilst others scream out for reinforcements.
I can’t even pretend I understand the thinking at our club at times. As pleased as I am about this, it seems to make no sense whatsoever in terms of the coming European tie.
Here we are strengthening – with a project – one of the areas of the team in which we already have a decent first team starter, and although there are worries that Forrest might not make the line-up, I am far more concerned at the prospect of starting Ralston.
Still, we should be pleased to see signs of life I suppose, and that he’s coming from a Green List country means the minimum disruption.
So some positives here for sure, although some nagging questions as well.