Celtic fans are demanding their chief executive Peter Lawwell gets his chequebook out this month, as their bitter rivals Rangers continue to strengthen their squad with proven English Premier League players.
Celtic have been linked with a loan deal for Timothy Weah, as well as permanent transfers for Atalanta right-back Tim Castagne and Ivorian striker Vakoun Issaouf Bayo, but none appear to be nearing completing as yet.
And the news that Rangers are on the brink of signing Jermain Defoe on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth, as well as Southampton midfielder Steve Davis, seems to have worn down the patience of a lof of Hoops fans, who have been voicing their displeasure on social media:
Lawwell should have resigned after the dismal summer transfer window. It was an utter failure, and he demonstrated gross negligence.
— Irons (@_zsipod_) January 3, 2019
Lawwell and the rest who run our club are the greatest danger to us winning 8IAR never mind 10IAR,you would have thought after what happened this summer in the transfer window we would have been ready for this window but no not Celtic.Get players signed Celtic 😡😡😡
— 🇮🇪🏴🍀☘TOPPS☘🍀🏴🇮🇪 (@DuncanTopping) January 3, 2019
@CelticFC can someone let Peter Lawwell know the pin for the Celtic debit card is 1888 in case he's forgotten. Many thanks 🍀
— Paul Farrelly 🇮🇪 (@Farrers2) January 3, 2019
Any Celtic fan trying to say they wouldn’t take Defoe and are happier with us trying to sign a unknown untested 20 year old from the Slovakian leagues are at it, getting taken for a ride from Lawwell as per fecking usual
— David Telford (@Tetley1988) January 3, 2019
Get the fucking finger out Lawwell 🙄
— sean cowe (@seang_cowe) January 3, 2019
Huns board are flinging everything at it to stop the 10. Lawwell better sharping up his act and open the purse strings ☝🏼 #pennypinching
— LD (@downie1888) January 3, 2019
If Lawwell screws up this window he needs to be thrown out on to the street on his arse,literally !
— Jor El (@JorEl16) January 3, 2019
My Celtic timeline is half ‘fs they mean business, Defoe will score for fun’ and half ‘fs he’s 36 year old, 4 goals in 18 months’….and tbh, I couldn’t really care, except for the fact they’re actually doing business and it looks like we’re haggling as per…finger oot Lawwell.
— DJ Brendan Calvey (@BrendanCalvey) January 3, 2019
Ye Gods, a Fitba tweet. Mr. Lawwell's ability to completely get it wrong borders on the spectacular. Rangers winning 3INAR with some of the worst players assembled should have seen him out the door. It didn't.
— [adhoc bampottery 1.0] (@electricaye) January 3, 2019
A can see us coming out this window with Weah in for 6 months and Scott McKenna. Lawwell will need to get lifelong anonymity 😂😂
— Paul (@P__67) January 3, 2019
Peter Lawwell doesn’t send a private jet for new signings. He uses Seaborne Freight.
— Celtic Wiki (@TheCelticWiki) January 3, 2019
Having played in two Champions League campaigns in the last three years, as well as pocketing big fees for players like Moussa Dembele, Celtic should definitely have the funds to sign player who’d undoubtedly improve their squad – but do you think they will?