If Brendan Rodgers was to leave Celtic this summer, and we are not saying he will, he would not have too many regrets about the way his spell in Scotland has gone.
Rodgers has led Celtic to an historic double treble, he broke the record for the longest unbeaten domestic run in Scottish football history, while the likes of Moussa Dembele, Kieran Tierney and Tom Rogic have blossomed under his stewardship.
But there could be one moment Rodgers lives to regret. Missing out on a little Croatian play-maker by the name of Lovro Majer.
According to Secolo XIX back in September, Celtic were closely following the 5ft 9ins Lokomotiva prodigy, a fantastic all round midfield talent who combines the vision and class of a Rogic with the energy and combativeness of a Scott Brown.
It was understood that the Hoops could have landed Majer for a bargain fee with a release clause in his contract worth around £750,000 at the time.
One year on, however, it seems that Celtic have left it too late. Not because the 20-year-old’s price tag has soared to £8 million, which would make him the most expensive player in the club’s history, but because Pep Guardiola apparently sees Majer as the long-term successor to Yaya Toure in Manchester City’s midfield, according to the Sun.
Guardiola is perhaps the best judge of talent in world football, a man with the ability to spot stardust in the most unassuming of footballers. And the fact that Majer, who scored 14 goals for Lokomotiva, has been lined up to replace the legendary Toure speaks volumes about his talent and potential.
Celtic, then, could rue the day when they failed to snap up Majer.