The Celtic transfer rumour mill has gone into overdrive over the past few months but that is only natural considering how the season has turned out for them. With 10IAR on the line, the Hoops have completely wilted under the pressure. As things stand, they are 18 points behind the Rangers with the title race as good as over.
And it looks like the club will have to undergo a massive overhaul in the summer, with a number of high profile players on the verge of leaving and Neil Lennon likely to be shown the exit door as well at the end of this season. As a result, a number of new faces will arrive at Parkhead come the start of the next campaign.
As reported by Milan Live though, Celtic are reportedly keen on keeping hold of Diego Laxalt and will try to sign him on a permanent basis, although a deal has not been agreed yet.
But to be very honest, it is hard to see why the Hoops would go after Laxalt in the summer, especially after his disappointing loan spell and AC Milan’s reported £7.2 million asking price.
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Taylor has managed to dislodge Laxalt from the starting XI and looks to have nailed down his spot in Lennon’s first-team. Now, things could have been different if another manager was at the club. But even then, one cannot justify shelling out £7.2 million for a player who has not made much of an impact ever since joining the Hoops.
Laxalt did start brightly after arriving but has faded away since then, and the weaknesses in his game are pretty evident. He carries the ball well but his final ball is not upto the mark. And very often, he is also found out of position defensively.
Thus, it would actually be surprising if the club decide to spend such a significant amount to make his move permanent. Especially considering the fact that he is not even a first-team star.