Marvin Compper opens up on Celtic disappointment

By Hamish Carton

July 10, 2019

Former Celtic flop Marvin Compper has opened up on his disappointing time at the club.

The German recently departed Glasgow for MSV Duisburg after making just one appearance in 18 months for the Hoops.

He may have been labelled as one of Celtic’s worst ever signings, however Compper isn’t totally sure the fault lies with him.

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He told the Scottish Sun: “Basically, I did not fit at Celtic. I was told very early on that I wasn’t in their plans.

“That was a pity for me.

“But I kept on training and being professional. I still wanted to contribute and the way I did that was to pass on my experience to the younger players.

“I was under contract with Celtic until 2020 and I could have stayed and not played, but I didn’t want to do that.”

Compper was a damaging signing for Celtic

The murmurings about Compper’s main flaw was that he wasn’t quick enough. Brendan Rodgers apparently realised this pretty soon after signing him and then consigned him to the reserves soon after.

Whatever happened, it was awful recruitment from the club. Compper would have been on hefty wages given his experience and for him to play just one match in two seasons represents some of the worst business Celtic have ever done.

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For all of the success he brought, Brendan Rodgers also had a fair few downfalls. One of them was his recruitment – which faded badly after a good start in his first transfer window.

Celtic have done well to move the likes of Compper and Youssouf Mulumbu on this summer. Now we can start a fresh with players who can actually offer us something.