Celtic's transfer strategy in recent years has not brought about a lot of results. The first season under the management of Ange Postecoglou was an exception. Other than that, there have been few windows, which one could confidently declare a success. They have tried their scouting network far and wide. But is it time to look closer to home?
Celtic left Easter Road with three points. But it took them a couple of penalty kicks to get the better of Hibernian, as Brendan Rodgers continues to struggle to get the best out of this team.
One player who came on as a substitute for Hibernian on the day was Myziane Maolida. And he seemed to make a positive impression.
The Comoros international is currently on loan at Hibernian from Hertha Berlin. Is he good enough to be playing for Celtic though?
Celtic told Hibernian player is good enough for them
"I’m liking what I’m seeing. At this moment in time with the skill and quality he’s got, that’s what Celtic could be doing with.
“He gets the ball in and around the box, little scissors, good feet, switches it left to right and gets his shots off.
“He looks like he could be a good player."
Maolida is 24 years of age. He came through the ranks at Lyon and has represented France at several youth international levels as well. He ultimately decided to represent the Comoros national team though.
Maolida has had an interesting career so far. He can play as a winger or as a forward, and his talent has never been in doubt. He has played Ligue 1 football for teams like Lyon, Nice and Reims. He has also played in the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin.
Thus, he does seem to have a decent bit of experience under his belt. It remains to be seen how his loan spell at Hibernian goes. If he ends up proving to be a good player in the Scottish league, Celtic should potentially try to sign him in the summer transfer window.