£3.75 million Celtic player's Parkhead career might be over soon

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Celtic need to strengthen in the January transfer window and if Brendan Rodgers' recent comments are anything to go by then one can expect the club to do that this winter. It is hard to predict in which positions they will bring in reinforcements though. Most fans probably feel that striker and goalkeeper are areas where strengthening is required more urgently than others.

That does not mean that there are not weak points elsewhere in this squad. Left-back might very well be one of them.

Greg Taylor has improved as the season has progressed but he is still not putting in the performances that he did under the management of Ange Postecoglou. On the other hand, Alexandro Bernabei seems to be completely out of first-team plans at the moment.

It looks like Celtic could actually bring in a left-back this January. And that could spell the end of Bernabei's Parkhead career.

£3.75 million Celtic player's Parkhead career might be over soon

As reported by 67 Hail Hail, journalist Mark Guidi told Go Radio:

"They are looking at left-backs also. They are looking at that. It’s an area that is certainly under the microscope."

Giving further details on the reason, Guidi said:

"But what Brendan Rodgers realises is that Bernabei can’t put the pressure on Greg Taylor. He needs to be pushed and Bernabei isn’t the guy to do that."

Bernabei was signed from Lanus during the time of Postecoglou as the manager of the Hoops for a transfer fee believed to be around £3.75 million, a significant figure for Scottish clubs to say the least. In the process, he also became the first Argentine player in Celtic history.

It would be safe to say that things have not worked out for Bernabei in Glasgow since then. He has shown a decent bit of quality going forward but there are major question marks over the defensive side of his game.

Bernabei could be a much better wingback than he is a left-back. Unfortunately, Celtic do not have that role in their system and with it being quite clear that the Argentine will continue to struggle to get into the team, parting ways might be the best solution for all parties.