Reports in Kicker that Celtic will make a move for RB Leipzig defender Marvin Compper in January have certainly raised a few eyebrows.
For a start, the one-time German international is 32 years of age does not fit the typical Celtic model of signing young and talented players with plenty of potential and a profit in mind.
And, just to add to the intrigue, Compper has made just two Bundesliga appearances for Leipzig all season – and is generally seen as being far below the level required to play near the top of Germany’s first division.
Despite all these questions, however, speculation has intensified that Compper could be moving to Parkhead in January. The Daily Record claim that Leipzig are open to offers at a knockdown price of just £1 million – which doesn’t exactly suggest that he is valued highly at last season’s Bundesliga runners-up.
And while Celtic certainly need reinforcements at centre-back, while further experience wouldn’t go amiss, it seems the supporters feel their club could do a little better.
Steady is what we need. Boyata goes between looking the part and bombscare.— David Goldie (@DavorGoldie) December 11, 2017
Hardly an internationalist but least hes a CB— Gaz (@gaz8467) December 12, 2017
No better than what we already have— ScottishBull (@scottishbulll) December 12, 2017
Celtic don’t currently have a left footed CB...he fills that void.— Fitba In Scotland (@fitbainscotland) December 11, 2017
Whatever happened to the Caulker bid. Anyway, if it's a near free transfer bring him on, a CB and a LB to rest Kieran are badly needed this window.— Oihan Txabarri (@oihantxabarri) December 11, 2017
Don't understand why we would purchase someone who's finishing their career need a centre half who's 25/26— Calum (@calumsoutar) December 11, 2017
tbh a guy with bags of experience could do us good, at 32 you'll still get 3 seasons out of him— Sean McGinlay (@seanjmcginlay) December 11, 2017