With a real fight for the Scottish Premiership title on their hands, and a daunting Europa League clash against Valencia on the horizon, it is no wonder Celtic fans are getting desperate with the January transfer window set to close on Thursday night.
A right-back is a must this month but, so far, Celtic have failed to bring anyone in to replace the ageing, ailing Mikael Lustig.
Links with Timothy Castagne, Omar Elabellaoui, Conner Roberts, Milad Mohammadi and Robert Gumny have come to nothing, so it remains to be seen whether a deal for Jeremy Toljan is a possibility or a pipe dream.
According to the Scottish Daily Mail (29 January, page 78), the 25-year-old has been told he can leave Borussia Dortmund on loan this month and with good reason.
A £4.5 million signing from Hoffenheim in 2017, Toljan has not made a single Bundesliga appearance under Lucian Favre this season with BVB six points clear at the top of the table.
But Toljan, who shone as Germany won the U21 European Championships two years ago, is a versatile defender capable of playing on the left and the right, an attack-minded full-back with terrific delivery from out wide.
And he would be welcomed with open arms by the majority.
Toljan would be a good addition cause he can play CB and RB— JuraZGBhoy (@JuraZGBhoy) January 29, 2019
£6 million. I think at this stage in the process, most would be happy for us to spend that and buy him. Despite not knowing if he’s any good or not.— Timmy Yee Ha! (@_John_Smith1967) January 29, 2019
Can't believe that tbh, toljan could walk into a lot of good sides in Europe in better leagues than us. He's a decent young rb— Matty O'Neill (@mjoneill92) January 29, 2019
Pay whatever they want. And see if they’ll throw in a cb while theyre at it.— JakeBrown (@jakebrown_1994) January 29, 2019
Very good player— Andrew Campbell (@ajcampbell111) January 29, 2019
6 months loan with option to buy, see how he does over 6 months. Risk free. Could be a good deal.— Gary Oliver (@GaryOliver87) January 29, 2019
Please please please be true— Dr Nick (@MadrasLad) January 29, 2019
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