Bobby Petta criticises Ronny Deila’s transfer targets


Celtic have been linked with a number of players this month.

Celtic boss Deila is keen to add players to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of this month, but former Bhoys star Bobby Petta has indicated to the Daily Record that there is a problem with all the players being targeted by the club.

Petta said: “Celtic are looking at players who are maybe a bit raw and need to be developed. You can’t throw those guys in when you are going for the title and for cups. It’s not the right time.”

Deila has started looking for players with youth on their side, hoping they can develop into top class players whilst at Parkhead.

Whilst a logical approach, as these players are cheaper and can be sold in the future for large fees, they represent a risk to the club as they are not up to the task of playing for Celtic right now.

They don’t understand the pressure needed to play for the Bhoys every week, and as they are young, their level of ability is not as high as more established players.

One young signing could be made and eased into the team, but there are areas in the squad which need senior reinforcement, such as upfront and in the centre of defence.

Celtic are sure to bring some players in this month, but Deila is so far targeting the wrong type of player needed at this moment in time.

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