Celtic should sell Cristian Gamboa after 2018 World Cup

A general view outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Celtic FC and AFC Ajax at Celtic Park on November 26, 2015 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Cristian Gamboa joined Celtic from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2016.

Cristian Gamboa #16 of Costa Rica chases down the ball in front of Bobby Wood #7 of United States during a match in the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Soldier Field on June 7, 2016 in...

Much was expected of Cristian Gamboa when Celtic signed him from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by Herald Scotland to be worth £1 million.

However, the 28-year-old right-back has struggled to play regularly for the Hoops and has made just 24 appearances in all competitions for the Glasgow giants so far, as stated on the club’s official website.


Celtic's Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa (L) and Bayern Munich's French defender Kingsley Coman vie for the ball during the Champions League group B match between FC Bayern Munich and...

It is clear that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, who signed the defender, does not rate Gamboa too highly, and it would make sense for the Scottish Premiership club to sell him in the summer transfer window - but only after the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Gamboa is set to feature for Costa Rica at the World Cup, and the right-back could attract attention from other clubs should he perform well.

Celtic's  Cristian Gamboa heads a ball during a training session at the Celtic Training Centre in Lennoxtown, Scotland on October 30, 2017, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group...

Celtic should hope that the right-back plays well in Russia, and the Hoops would be wise to cash in on the former West Brom defender after the competition is over and reinvest that money in other areas of the squad.

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