Celtic have players that can replicate Ajax success

By Connor Gordon

August 6, 2019

There are three Celtic players that can help the club have similar fortunes to last season’s Ajax.

The Dutch side got to the semi-final of the Champions League.

However, a last gasp winner stopped a dream European final for the free flowing title holders.

Although a chance at a top class cup win is slim, Celtic can put in place a potentially successful structure.

Celtic can use their three exciting players for glory

There were some Hoops fans who would have looked at Ajax with envy.

The fans may not get on but there is certainly a respect between the two clubs internally.

Celtic squaring off against Ajax in the Europa League in 2015. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Both teams face similar hardships especially when it comes to Europe, yet Ajax excelled almost to the very top.

The spine of the Dutch side were fellow countrymen Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek.

These young hotshots allowed Ajax to perform amazingly last season.

However, fans of The Bhoys will see a similar trend emerging with their own trio. The likes of Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Mikey Johnston have the potential do so similar for Celtic.

Ryan Christie will be Celtic’s biggest player this season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If all three hit the heights and continue their form outwith injuries then there is nothing stopping them reaching the top.

Players on the cusp of fantastic potential

The three Hoops stars are trailblazing the team into European and domestic success.

All three are hitting their peak at just the right time for The Bhoys.

McGregor is the capable box to box anchor man who is biding his time for captaincy.

Callum McGregor is potentially Celtic’s next captain. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Christie is becoming a vital player and has filled the void left by injury prone, Tom Rogic.

Meanwhile Johnston is the youth coming into his breakthrough season and is a surprise starter.

The world is their oyster and they’ll only prove themselves especially in Europe.

They will be the difference between Champions League qualification and exit.