Celtic fans could be set for a huge relief this month, with both Marvin Compper and Jack Hendry rumoured to be leaving.
According to the Daily Mail, Hendry is a popular target for several clubs down in England. The likes of Sunderland and Portsmouth are strongly interested in luring the former Dundee man down south on loan.
The source states that Celtic are going to have an “exodus” of fringe-players leaving next month. This would delight Hoops fans given the fact that they have too bloated a squad with not enough talent in it.
Hendry started out well at Parkhead when he arrived one year ago. He played his part in a fantastic 3-2 win at Ibrox with 10-men. After that, however, he produced shaky performance after shaky performance.
He’s now strongly out-of-favour at Celtic Park. Making just 14 appearances this season, and just three in the Premiership, he’s now behind the likes of Filip Benkovic, Dedryck Boyata, Kristoffer Ajer, and Jozo Simunovic at Parkhead.
A Celtic comeback at this stage looks unlikely for Hendry. A successful loan spell, however, would be best for him at this moment.
Goodbye and good-riddance to Marvin
As for Compper, the Daily Mail states that he’s set to cut short what’s been a horrific spell in Glasgow. The German also arrived one year ago from RB Leipzig, but has made just one competitive appearance.
His signing has now become a running joke within the Celtic support. Lee Congerton played a big role in Compper coming in, and his rumoured departure to Anderlecht could be followed by the exit of his most high-profile but worst signing.
In terms of a Celtic comeback for Compper, there’s just no chance. He’s far too lowly thought of at Parkhead to get back into match-day squads. The idea of a prolonged spell without injuries for the German is also a pipe-dream anyway. It was only yesterday we spoke of when we would see an end to his time in Glasgow.
With January now underway, this could be the month that Celtic finally clean up their mess. A stockpiling of players has led to a bunch of flops in recent years.
Finally, supporters may be relieved of several of them.