Celtic’s late transfer window move for Robert Snodgrass hinged on player exits, The Glasgow Times reported this week.

Exciting news broke on Sunday at the tail-end of the Bhoys’ match against St Johnstone when The Daily Record reported the Bhoys had made a loan bid for the player and that he was expected to travel to Scotland.

Sky Sports backed that up with a later article of their own, suggesting an offer had been made on Saturday night.

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However, it appears that Snodgrass could have been a contingency option for Neil Lennon if players moved away on deadline day.

Reported Celtic target Robert Snodgrass

Reported Celtic target Robert Snodgrass / (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The Glasgow Times says one or two players would’ve had to depart for a Snodgrass move to come off.

Separately, the outlet also reported that the club expected late bids for Tom Rogic, so perhaps the former Scotland international was lined up to replace the Australian’s presence in the squad?

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That makes the most sense to me, putting the puzzle pieces together.


Snodgrass would have been an interesting acquisition.

Primarily a player who plays on the flanks, the attacker could have added real depth to Lennon’s squad, also offering tactical versatility.

With some impressive performances in the Premier League over the last year, before the pandemic, he’d have likely been able to make an impact in the Scottish Premiership, even at the age of 33.

The boyhood Celtic fan would have also provided plenty of ten-in-a-row commitment.

Reported Celtic target Robert Snodgrass

Reported Celtic target Robert Snodgrass / (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

We’ll have to think about what might have been.

Lennon has plenty of talent at his disposal as it stands.

In other news, the manager faces a UEFA registration dilemma today.

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