I’d hate to write of a talented player too soon, and as with any new signing that’s transitioning from one European top flight to another, one must bear in mind the old cliché of allowing a year or so to settle.
But the Eredivisie has developed an unfortunate reputation of flattering it’s stars when it comes to goal tallies, and I fear that may be the case with Celtic summer signing Derk Boerrigter.
The 27 year-old winger netted twelve times in 47 league appearances for former club Ajax, but since joining the Buoys ranks at the start of the season has scored just once, with Neil Lennon viewing his performances as unimpressive enough to issue the Dutchman only four SPL starts.
Quite frankly, the £3million signing has all the makings of a transfer dud – despite his relatively lucrative arrival fee and Celtic’s unprecedented dominance of the Scottish top flight this season, Boerrigter has continually failed to deliver in his first Parkhead campaign.
Considering a number of Dutch sides would live to get their hands on the former Ajax, Waalwijk and Zwolle man, Lennon should cut his losses on the summer signing before Boerrigter’s value depreciates even further.