Some Celtic fans react as transfer deadline day comes to a close

By John Reid

February 1, 2020

Celtic didn’t make any signings on transfer deadline day. The Hoops did try to make signings, but none came to pass.

Sky Sports (Live blog 31/01 16:42) reported that the Hoops had approached Newcastle United about signing winger Christian Atsu, but Sky Sports (Live blog 31/01 17:46) reported that the player rejected the move in order to fight for his Newcastle first-team spot.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Christian Christian Atsu of Newcastle (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Therefore, the window closed with Celtic having signed only two players, Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro.

Some Celtic fans were quick to offer up their opinion of the transfer window on social media not long after the window slammed shut at midnight.

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“Nowhere near good enough”

One fan claimed that the window was ‘nowhere near good enough’. Another used the word ‘poor’.

Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Celtic’s lack of deadline day business:

Only time will tell if Celtic will regret not making more additions to the team. The fact that the club approached Atsu seems to indicate that Neil Lennon was looking for a winger.

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, as the player rejected the move, the Hoops will need to be satisfied with trying to win the league with the squad that is currently at the club.

Current squad is good enough to get title won

That team is more than good enough to get the league won. However, judging by the comments from some Celtic fans above, there is disappointment that the Hoops were not able to add to their squad in the battle for nine in a row.

It will be up to the Celtic players who have experience in winning trophies over the past eight years to see the Hoops over the line.