Celtic do not have a great recent record when it comes transfers. A lot has been made about their additions since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers and rightfully so. But things were not brilliant during Ange Postecoglou's second season in charge either. Alistair Johnston and Aaron Mooy were the only two good signings over the course of the 2022/23 campaign.
We have seen Johnston struggle under the management of Rodgers, like so many other signings from the Postecoglou era. On the other hand, Mooy retired after last season.
Alexandro Bernabei was one of Celtic's signings from the summer of 2022. He was brought in 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.
Bernabei did not feature much during his debut campaign though. And things have remained pretty much the same this time around. He has gotten some playing time lately but that is due to Greg Taylor's injury.
Celtic player told he is 'unworthy of the jersey'
"He’s a £3.75m player who has been found to be, like many at Celtic, unworthy of the jersey. So the time will come when is offloaded.
“He is there as an emergency stopgap because Greg Taylor is out injured."
Bernabei has not proven to be a good signing for Celtic. And unless things change drastically over the coming months, one would expect to depart in the summer.
In fact, there was talk of him leaving in January and a new left-back being brought in. Neither of those things ended up happening though.
Left-back has emerged as an area of weakness for Celtic this season. Taylor has received quite a bit of criticism himself but the fact of the matter is that he seems to be a significantly better option than Bernabei. One can only hope that the Scot recovers from his injury soon and is back on the pitch in the near future.