Ange Postecoglou signing must leave Celtic in January

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It would be safe to say that the absence of Ange Postecoglou has been felt at Celtic this season. Brendan Rodgers replaced the Australian in the summer but has not really filled his boots so far. Whether that be in the results or the style of football, the club have taken a step back. Another department where they have struggled is their recruitment.

Celtic signed some fantastic players during Postecoglou's time as manager of the club and his eye for talent was second to none. It is unbelievable that they signed Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyogo, Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda, Liel Abada, Josip Juranovic, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Matt O'Riley and many others in the same season.

Even some of the players they were linked with but missed out on have proven to be superb. Whether that be Kaoru Mitoma of Brighton & Hove Albion, Micky van de Ven of Tottenham Hotspur, Malick Thiaw of AC Milan or several others, who have gone on to achieve great heights in the game already.

At the same time, there were some players Celtic signed during the time of Postecoglou as manager, who did not meet expectations. Alexandro Bernabei falls under that category.

Postecoglou signing must leave Celtic in January

Bernabei was signed from Lanus for a transfer fee believed to be around £3.75 million. In the process, he became the first Argentine player in the club's history.

Things clearly have not worked out for Bernabeu in Glasgow though. Things have not turned around for him since the change in managers either.

Now, Celtic are being linked with a January move for Tiago Araujo of Estoril. And in this situation, Bernabei should leave the club. He already is not playing enough and if another left-back did arrive, he would slip further down the Parkhead pecking order.