While Celtic bid to strengthen the squad in the coming days, a number of players are also likely to depart the scene.
Already this morning we have told you how the club plan to sign three more players in the final days of the window. Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Benfica’s Paulo Bernardo are expected to be two of those while a left-back is also said to be a priority.
It’s been a busy summer at Celtic Park with a number of players coming in and going out. Carl Starfelt, Jota and Aaron Mooy have all departed for various reasons, weakening the Hoops squad in the process.
After dealing with the departure of Jota in particular the Celtic support are probably prepared for any heartbreak. The departures in the final few days of the window are unlikely to be quite as tough to take.
The former two are failed 2020 signings whose days have been numbered at Celtic for a fair amount of time. Both are out of contract next summer so it would be nice to see them move on and resurrect their careers elsewhere.
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Vata is different in that he hasn’t really had a chance at first-team level. However, that maybe tells its own story. It is probably best for his career that he moves on to play regular football at a higher level than the Lowland League.
Also in McGowan’s report was an update on Ben Siegrist saying that the goalkeeper is “now expected to stay put” in Glasgow.
Siegrist hasn’t played a single competitive minute for the club since a League Cup victory at Motherwell last October. It seems like he is destined for an exit at some stage in the future but that may be in January or at the end of the season.