The Brendan Rodgers flop signing has finally left Celtic in complete silence as the club did not even make an announcement about his departure.
Brendan Rodgers time at Celtic might have brought a lot of success and great memories, but it is undeniable that for all the good there was a lot of bad as well. Most important was the bitter manner in which the relationship ended with the manager leaving the club to hang out in the dry to take a job with Leicester City. And he did leave behind a lot of deadwood.
One of the biggest complaints that Celtic fans have had about the club’s transfer policy in recent years is their insistence on signing players on the cheap, hoping to discover a diamond in the rough. It has almost never come off and one such example of that is Kundai Benyu.
Benyu had caught the eye of Rodgers’ scouts while playing on loan at English fifth division side Aldershot Town as a teenager. His performances even earned him a call up to the Zimbabwe national team. As it has turned out though, he has failed to adjust to the difference in competition that comes with jumping from the English fifth to playing for Celtic.
Over the last 3 seasons, Benyu has managed to make only 4 appearances for the Hoops. And Celtic fans would be forgiven if they do not even remember that he has been at the club all this time.
The Zimbabwean’s Celtic nightmare has finally come to an end though as English fifth division side Wealdstone FC have announced that they have managed to sign him. Upon joining the side, Benyu told their official site:
“I’m looking forward to starting, I’ve known about Wealdstone for a while so hopefully I can kick on and get going.”
It is a departure that is not expected to hurt the Hoops in any way as Benyu had fallen so far down the pecking order that Celtic did not even make an official announcement about his departure. And while the arrivals have dominated the headlines, the board does deserve some credit for all of the fringe stars that they have managed to move on in this transfer window.