Just because the transfer deadline has passed, that doesn’t mean the madness of the rumour mill will go away!
And here we are to hand Celtic a few ideas before plans for January kick into gear. The free agent market is as populated as ever, and with the players all out of contract, they can be signed as and when.
So, without further ado, here are six stars the Bhoys could look at, all of whom may be offer something to help them march towards another league title…
With Fraser Forster having gone and Craig Gordon’s fitness unreliable, a new stopper could be a wise addition for the Bhoys. Kuszczak was recently released by Brighton despite some impressive displays at the AMEX, and could be tempted by life north of the border.
He would bring experience and proven ability with a decent injury record to his name.
The powerful centre-back shone at the World Cup, but is currently without a club. He was drafted in on loan by Norwich last season but could not keep them clear of relegation, and has since been axed by Fenerbahce after struggling in Turkey.
His experience and know-how may help Celtic to another league title this term and he still has a few miles on the clock at the top level.
Stoke’s gamble on the American backfired amid work permit issues, forcing them to release him early over the summer. Celtic could have some trouble too, but the youngster has a massive future and could be stashed abroad for a while and brought back in with his best years still ahead of him.
A Uruguayan international who has played the highest level for some time, Lugano’s one season with West Brom was poor, but his talent is still there. A move to Scotland could work well for him and Celtic would benefit from his knowledge of the game and vast experience.
Although he hasn’t played much since 2012, Iaquinta is still technically available after opting against retirement. Once prolific in Italy for Udinese and Juventus, the classy forward could be lured out of the wilderness and back into the game in the coming months.
Since his sacking from West Brom, Anelka has been unable to find a club. But should Celtic take a gamble on the controversial character they could have one of the most deadly strikers in Scottish football in their XI.
The bad boy forward has never really settled despite spells in France, England, Turkey and even China, but Glasgow could become his home…