Celtic player drops possible hint about January exit

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It is safe to say that Celtic did not do well in the 2023 summer transfer window. The club went on to sign nine players, seven on a permanent basis and two on loan. None of them has really stood out though. Luis Palma has shown signs of quality in the final third of the pitch but has been inconsistent with his overall play. Paulo Bernardo has been impressive in the last few weeks but it remains to be seen if he can continue to deliver the goods on a consistent basis.

Other than those two, nobody has made much of an impact since arriving in Glasgow. And for some, a move away might be on the cards already.

There has been a lot of speculation about Gustaf Lagerbielke's future lately. It is believed that the club are open to offers for the Swedish centre-back.

He might not be the only summer signing on his way out either. Marco Tilio has barely featured since joining Celtic and has been linked with a return to Melbourne City on loan recently.

Celtic player drops possible hint about January exit

As reported by The West Australian, Tilio told AAP amid speculation of a January loan move:

"I think it's only improved me as a player being in and around that every day.

"But overall, I'd like to get more game time and whatever that looks like, we'll see what happens."

Tilio was considered one of the biggest talents in Australian football during his time at Melbourne City and was even compared to Phil Foden for his style of play. But game time has been hard to come by at Celtic Park.

Tilio has only made a couple of appearances for the Hoops yet. Thus, a loan move might do him a ton of good.

It is hard to see the benefit of going back on loan to Australia though, if Tilio is to have a future at Celtic. Instead, a spell on loan in the English Championship or at a a good Scottish Premiership club might be a lot more beneficial for the Australian international.