At the time of writing, Celtic have signed only two players in the January transfer window – Patryk Klimala, and Ismaila Soro.
Only time will tell if the Hoops should have signed more players. No doubt there will be some fans who feel that the club have not signed enough, and more players should have been brought in
However, there is one positive to come out of the transfer window that surely all Celtic fans will agree with. That is, that no first-team regulars have departed the club in the January window.
Only fringe players have moved on
Only fringe players have left Celtic. Scott Sinclair might have been a great Celtic player of the past, but this season he made only seven appearances for the first-team before joining Preston North End.
The other players who have departed the club such as Lee O’Connor, Jonathan Afolabi and Conor Hazard are prospects who need first-team football.
What is more important though is that Celtic have managed to keep hold of their most important players.
Players vital to title race are still at club
For example, Odsonne Edouard, who is probably the most important player at the club, will still be at the club to lead the strike-force in the quest to win nine in a row.
That is even though the Daily Record reported that Leicester City are planning a £30 million bid for the player in the summer.
Ryan Christie, who has scored 17 goals this season, is still at the club, to try to add to his goal tally. Perhaps most importantly, Fraser Forster will still be at Celtic, as the player himself told the Daily Mail that Southampton failed to put a re-call clause in his contract.
The majority of the current Celtic team have won the last 10 domestic trophies in a row. Keeping the nucleus of that side together is arguably more important that the number of signings the Hoops have made in January.