Celtic have not been as active as expected in January. The hope had been that the club would make significant additions to Brendan Rodgers' squad this month, after an inconsistent first half of the campaign. But it looks like their decent run of form leading up to the transfer window, which included a Glasgow Derby win, has reduced the urgency around Parkhead considerably.
Only one signing has been completed so far. Nicolas Kuhn has been signed from Rapid Vienna. And rumours suggest that the club want to bring in a left-back and a striker as well.
On the other hand, there are a few players who have left. Yosuke Ideguchi has joined Vissel Kobe permanently while Kwon Hyeok-kyu and Adam Montgomery have left on loan deals. More could join them out the exit door.
As tweeted by Anthony Joseph, Celtic are open to offers for Gustaf Lagerbielke, Alexandro Bernabei, James McCarthy and Rocco Vata. The last is already in talks with Bologna and Como. Yuki Kobayashi and Marco Tilio are also likely to leave on loan this month.
Celtic ready to let six more players leave in January
So, it looks like quite a few players at Celtic have uncertain futures. And it goes on to show how disappointing their summer recruitment truly was.
Nat Phillips was underwhelming before heading back to Liverpool. Kwon did not even make his debut before joining St Mirren on loan this month. And it looks like Lagerbielke and Tilio are available as well.
While it is important to part ways with players at the right time, they also must be replaced in the squad. Hopefully, Celtic's recruitment this month will be much better than it was in the summer. If not, they could be in for a difficult second half of the season.