Celtic must cut their losses with Marvin Compper

By Ben Banks

November 20, 2018

Celtic have injury problems at centre back, but this shouldn’t give Marvin Compper a platform to return to the Celtic first team.

Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic’s have picked up injuries, and Celtic play at least twice a week throughout December. This could give Compper an opportunity to start his Celtic career. He’s only played once in a Scottish Cup game against Morton back in January though, and that should be the last game he plays for Celtic.

A mystery man to most Celtic fans since his arrival from RB Leipzig in January, the closest he has got to the park since January is presenting pitchside for German TV.

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He came to Parkhead with a wealth of experience that should have made him a certain starter at the back.  He struggled with injury at first, but many anticipated a return to first team action this season. He’s trained regularly this term, but he is now even further away from first team action. So why is Compper still at Celtic?

Compper isn’t Celtic standard

The German veteran is tied down at Celtic until 2020 and it will be a miracle if he manages to see out the remaining years of his contract. The problem Compper has is that he’s on the wrong side of 30.

Having missed nearly a year of football, he’s already on the decline.

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Brendan Rodgers is trying to build a team that is capable of battling on all fronts. Europa League, Scottish Premiership and domestic cups are all competitions Celtic are still competitive in. To achieve this he will need a good squad, and players like Compper should be keeping the side fresh.

No matter the injury troubles Celtic have at centre back, Compper shouldn’t even be considered. He has proven that he is unreliable for the Celts and clearly isn’t up to the standard Rodgers deems acceptable. Compper should already be looking for a new club.

It’s never pretty when new signing fail to impress. However, Celtic have to cut their losses whilst they still can.

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