The transfer window closes tonight, and we are homing in on yet another signing.
Indeed, if you believe what you read across the internet the business is just about done.
I heard the name yesterday afternoon, but the story didn’t properly get legs until late last night when the boss himself strongly hinted at the move when asked about the rumours.
So what are we getting if we bring this guy in?
Well, I can tell you that this would be an astute piece of business, the securing of a 26-year-old Danish international, at a knock-down sum of money, in a position where we are still a little short, the one position on the pitch where most of us have felt we didn’t have bang for our bucks.
The defensive midfield area is a crucial one for any team.
Ange knows that we need a big hard ball winner, and at 6’4 this guy ticks those boxes. Having him in the squad means that we can rotate Callum McGregor or even play him further forward.
It means we can mix it up in those games where you need something more than just guile.
That’s the missing piece of the jigsaw as far as I’m concerned and it gives the boss the final set of options as we look forward to the rest of this campaign.
To call what Ange has at his disposal an “embarrassment of riches” is an understatement. I have never seen a Celtic side this well covered in every position on the pitch.
Everyone at the club, from the boardroom down, deserves huge credit for it.
There will be departures today, but let’s be honest none of them are going to be players we are going to miss. James McCarthy himself may depart somewhere on loan; what a poor signing that turned out to be.
Don’t be surprised if he stays in Scotland though.
Mikey Johnston is off to Portugal, and now that we’ve got Ajeti, Barkas and Bolingoli out the door most of the Lennon mess has been properly cleaned up.
This team is moving forward into a brave new dawn, and I for one cannot way to see its final shape.