Brendan Rodgers may have surprised many yesterday when he publicly showed his frustration at a lack of signings this summer.
The Hoops have managed to tie up a deal for Odsonne Edouard in the summer, but are in danger of missing out on John McGinn as he talks to Aston Villa about a move there.
Rodgers highlighted that in his presser yesterday, leading many to conclude that the Celtic manager isn’t happy with the recruitment at the club.
All three would undoubtedly strengthen the Hoops squad, yet some fans aren’t too happy seeing familiar names mentioned:
It does worry me that for all our scouting network’s cracked up to be we’re back talking to Izaguirre and Denayer about a comeback, and there’s talk that we’re also speaking to Patrick Roberts as well. Lee Congerton hasn’t exactly impressed since he arrived, has he?
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) August 8, 2018
So by all accounts Celtic are chasing down deals for:
John Mcginn still
Emilio Izaguirre (lol)
Patrick Roberts yet again….
I mean…could be worse….but do we even have a fuckin scouting team or 😂😂😂😂😂
— Deejay Darby (@DeejayDarby) August 7, 2018
If I knew how to start a poll, I’d ask the following question; does Lee Congerton have the easiest job in Scottish football? If it’s Denayer, Izaguirre & McGinn, that’s lazy
— Jhonny (@212JCS82) August 8, 2018
Loved Izaguirre but cmon tae fuck what is Lee Congerton getting paid for 😂
— connor (@cxnnorcxnnor) August 8, 2018
And fucking Jason Denayer….how does Lee Congerton have a job and what exactly is it
— Gavin Bonner (@Gavin_Bonner95) August 8, 2018
Yip makes a lot of sense especially as KT was ran into the ground last season. As for Denayer I wouldn’t be so keen on a return for him, decent enough but been a bit of a bellend since regarding Scottish football. Wonder what Congerton actually does?
— AM (@annemarie6377) August 8, 2018
Lazy lazy scouting and recruitment being linked with all these ex players, no a fan of this congerton at all
— Kieran (@kmccluskey67) August 8, 2018
Recruitment seems to have ground to a stand still if it ain’t Man City related. With Edouard, I bet Congerton seen his name related to his court case and thought he could get a PSG player easily
— Gerry McCafferty (@Gerry_McC) August 7, 2018
I think we’d all like to understand the point of Congerton too.
— Paul (@pault1888) August 7, 2018
Signing Izzy again? Wtaf is going on at Celtic?
Our transfer window activity is laughable.
I know we may get a flurry of signings when the English window closes but we could be out the CL by then.
— Lumos (@starryplough67) August 7, 2018
Love how the Celtic board play with fire every year when it comes to transfers. Sooner or later we’ll get caught out by it unless things change. It’s groundhog all over again.
— Sybaris Ali (@Sybaris77) August 8, 2018
Izzy coming back to celtic for a yr deal says it all about our scouting network shambolic stuff
— alex wilson (@zanderhunskelpa) August 8, 2018
Celtic’s scouting network is obviously genuinely as fantastic as they make out….
They’re currently in talks with.. Emilio izaguirre and Jason denayer 🤷🏻♂️😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Jason 🏴💙 (@Jasonnclark) August 7, 2018
The English transfer window closes tomorrow so that could have something to do with Celtic’s lack of activity – as could the Champions League qualifying campaign not being at a conclusion yet.
Celtic fans – are you unhappy with the scouting team or confident more reinforcements will arrive?