Updated Celtic squad depth chart after Hyeongyu Oh arrival; how to complete the perfect January

By Hamish Carton

January 25, 2023

South Korean forward Hyeongyu Oh was announced as Celtic’s fourth January signing earlier on Wednesday.

He becomes our third player signed from Asia alone this month, with Yuki Kobayashi and Tomoki Iwata arriving from Japan, alongside Alistair Johnston from Canada.

Oh is expected the take the position of Giorgos Giakoumakis, with the Greek forward seeming to be heading for the exit door after a month of speculation.

Another player likely to leave Celtic in the coming days is Moritz Jenz, with the Daily Record yesterday reporting that his loan deal is set to be cut short.

If we make the assumption that both Giakoumakis and Jenz will head in the coming days, what will the Celtic squad for the rest of the season look like?

It’s no surprise to see that the Celtic squad is in rude health.

We have options aplenty, with at least two players vying for each position.

Perhaps there are areas that could look a little exposed in the event of injuries (left-back or up front for example), but the vast majority of positions have good cover.

While we shouldn’t write off the possibility of another attacker coming in, the main priority may be streamlining the squad.

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Some great work was carried out in the summer with the likes of Ismaila Soro, Albian Ajeti and Boli Bolingoli all moving out.

If we could find a way to move on the likes of Oliver Abildgaard, Yosuke Ideguchi and James McCarthy between now and the deadline, it really would complete the perfect January window.

There’s still lots to be sorted out between now and February 1.

In other news, the club have released some more details about new signing Hyeongyu Oh