Celtic told to accept offer for €5 million defender

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Most of the speculation surrounding Celtic in recent times has been about potential incomings over the summer. The club need to sign a new number one following the retirement of Joe Hart. On the other hand, there are several other positions on the pitch in need of strengthening, especially if Adam Idah and Paulo Bernardo are not signed permanently following the end of their loan spells.

At the same time though, there are quite a few players who could depart the club. Many are not getting enough playing time in Brendan Rodgers' team.

Interestingly, quite a few of them were signed last summer. That has to raise questions about the recruitment and how much Rodgers was involved in it.

Maik Nawrocki is someone whose name has to fall under that category. He was viewed as the player brought in take Carl Starfelt's place in the starting XI, with the Swede leaving for Celta Vigo after two seasons as a starter for Celtic. But the €5 million signing has barely featured since then.

Celtic told to accept offer for €5 million defender

Celtic have been urged to accept an offer for Nawrocki, if his situation does not change. As reported by Football Insider, Frank McAvennie said:

"I know Scales is an Irish international, but whenever I see Nawrocki I think he’s a good player.

“I don’t know what he’s doing in training for him not to get a shout.

“I can understand with Scales, he’s full-hearted going into tackles, he’ll be doing that in training and it’s obviously catching the manager’s eye.

“But in a game, it’s different. You’ve got to be aware of what’s around you and sometimes Scales doesn’t know. Greg Taylor’s the same.

“Unless Nawrocki steps up, they’ve got to accept an offer, get rid of him and raise some money to bring players in."

Nawrocki's first season at Celtic was not a success by any stretch of the imagination. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he made 13 appearances and played 788 minutes of football.

Very little involvement for a centre-back who was brought in for a significant transfer fee. Now, one has to wonder what the future holds for him at Celtic. It does not feel like he will emerge as a starter anytime soon, especially with the Hoops being linked with more centre-backs lately. So, a move away in the summer transfer window might be the best step for all paties involved.