Report identifies where Diego Laxalt is heading after Celtic spell

By David Walton

June 6, 2021

Diego Laxalt is set to move to Dinamo Moscow this summer after his disappointing Celtic spell, according to CalcioNews24.

Laxalt spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Celtic Park. However, despite initially impressing in Glasgow, the Uruguayan would end up losing his place in the side in the final few weeks of his time here.

The left-back managed to secure as many as 26 appearances for the Hoops this season [Transfermarkt]. However, his tendancy to be caught out of position as well as his wastefulness with the cross ball put many off him.

But now, he could be on the move once again. CalcioNews24 reports that senior officials from Moscow are due to hold a meeting with Paolo Maldini to finalise the sale. It’s unclear how much Laxalt will move for.

Celtic are still on the lookout for a new left-back after Laxalt’s departure. The Hoops have both Greg Taylor and Boli Bolingoli available to them this summer.

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Diego Laxalt just another poor Celtic signing under Neil Lennon

For many, Laxalt could’ve been decent. There may even be something in the fact that he arrived a promising player before leaving having looking like he’d regressed. It wouldn’t surprise you if his time in Glasgow was more counter-productive for him than his appearance count would suggest.

Even so, in the end he was just another failed Neil Lennon signing. A player who should’ve managed to achieve a lot more but ultimately flattered to deceive. It was easy to see why he had fallen out of favour at the San Siro.

Not that Laxalt never tried his best in Glasgow. In truth, he was constantly bombing up and down the left and showing great legs when given the opportunity. But he was far too wild with his final ball. It got to the stage where you were no longer excited when Laxalt had crossing opportunities. He was just too careless with his deliveries.

Former Celtic defender Diego Laxalt / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celttic have always been known to utilise their wingers and play fast, attacking football. This means it’s essential that the full-backs have a decent delivery on them. With Laxalt on the left and Jonjoe Kenny down the right, Celtic largely struggled to get any quality from either flank from January onward.

Not that it’s any surprise Laxalt appears to have bagged another move. There’s a player there for certain, and if moving to a side who aren’t as reliant on attacking wide-play, he could be more of a solid option.

Fingers crossed for him that his move to Moscow goes through. He deserves regular game-time somewhere this season.

In other news, Celtic appear set to finally give their fans some positive managerial news within the next 72 hours.


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