Eagle-eyed Celtic supporters will have noticed an interesting finding from a recent club statement.
On Sunday, the club released a short piece on the official website detailing the players who had departed the scene so far this summer.
On the list were the likes of Dedryck Boyata, Scott Allan and Youssouf Mulumbu who will all be playing their football elsewhere this campaign. Former loan players Oliver Burke and Filip Benkovic were also mentioned but there was one notable absentee.
The much maligned Marvin Compper wasn’t included in the club’s list. So can we read anything in to that?
Were Celtic making a point with Compper?
The German’s exclusion may have been a genuine error on the club’s part, although that does seem a little unlikely. Another reason may be that they did recently announce his departure in a separate statement and simply didn’t want to repeat themselves.
However, the cynical side suggests that the club had some late beef with Compper and wanted to make a sly dig by not wishing him luck for the future.
The Hoops probably had to part with a serious amount of cash when they came to a deal with the German last week. The former Leipzig defender was rumoured to have been on big wages so it won’t have been cheap to move him on.
Maybe the club felt he didn’t handle himself in an appropriate way throughout his time at the club. They could have shown this dislike by not including him on the list.