Celtic fans lay out deadline-day expectations on social media

By David Walton

January 31, 2020

Some Celtic fans have been giving their expectations on what to expect on deadline day.

Over the last 24 hours alone, Celtic have been linked with big-names such as Victor Wanyama (Daily Mirror) and Filip Benkovic (Northern Echo). Whilst it would be ambitious to expect any more than one signing in the door, deadline day allows you the chance to be optimistic.

So far this month, the Hoops have recruited Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro. Positionally, we look good in many areas of the pitch, but that’s not to say there isn’t work to be done.

Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

And looking ahead to potential last-day signings, here’s what some supporters are saying ahead of what’s hopefully going to be a productive day for the club.

https://twitter.com/Rikos67_/status/1223050397247590400

https://twitter.com/CasperST/status/1223166321841639424

https://twitter.com/ShakyStu/status/1223161273594064896

Not all fans will be optimistic

Celtic have disappointed in the past on deadline day. You can look back to last summer when we were linked with a move for Wanyama before the window closed (Daily Record).

As you would expect, Celtic didn’t make a move for him despite Lennon later claiming that he wanted him (Scottish Sun). In any case, there was hope on deadline day back in September only for it to quickly evaporate.

Celtic don’t have to go too crazy with their business today. If we manage to bolster our ranks with a Benkovic or Wanyama, even on a temporary deal until the end of the season, that would likely keep supporters more than satisfied.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

What wouldn’t add up is if we don’t make a single deal today. After all, the Rangers game last month proved that we needed both experience and quality. If we fail to bring in the former, it would be massively disappointing.

But we’ve been through enough of these deadline days to know that we should be surprised if we fail to pull off a big deal. Tempering expectations has become normal for many of us, and that’s why there’s so much pessimism on social media.

Can Celtic do us a turn today and provide us with some genuine quality? It would certainly do our title hopes a power of good.