The Hoops are getting straight down to business.
With today concluding the fourth day of the winter transfer window, Ange Postecoglou and Celtic have gotten straight to business in the time that has been transpired thus far. Currently sitting six points off the top, further refinement and reinforcing in certain areas is very welcomed if we are going to snatch the league this year. It is by no means out of reach, but it will be a big ask of Ange to do so.
As he did with Kyogo, Postecolglou has reverted back to what he knows. What he has experience with. Where most managers resort to European, African, or players of the Americas, Ange does not. Dipping his feet back into Japan, he has secured the signings of three J-League players in Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka), Reo Hatate (Kawasaki Frontale), and Daizen Maeda (Yokohama F.Marinos). For a total of €3.76 million, this seems to be very good business. Ideguchi will surely have been brought in to provide cover for David Turnball who has been ruled out for a few months due to injury. Hatate will give healthy competition to Greg Taylor who has also had his share of injury woes recently. Interesting to me, Maeda is usually deployed as a left winger. In my opinion, we have a good deal of cover there in Kyogo, Abada, Jota, Johnston, etc. But with Maeda coming direct from the club that Ange came from, I have to have faith in the big man that he has brought the Japanese international over to Glasgow for a reason.
We here at Swift Kicks will be keeping an eye out for more transfer activity from the green half of Glasgow, as there is surely more to come. The pulse on social media seems to be hoping for the negotiating of Jota and Carter-Vickers to permanent contracts, as well as the moving on of Ajeti, Bolingoli, and Barkas. If this is all to be done this window, I think a majority of Bhoys and Ghirls would consider this January a tremendous success.