Celtic’s turbulent season has seen them linked with several players ahead of the January transfer window. From defenders, to new attacking options, Neil Lennon is determined to bolster his squad and rectify his mistakes which has seen him and the Bhoys fall drastically away from this term’s title chance.
Their victory in the Scottish Cup to secure an historic ‘quadruple treble’ has been the boss’ saving grace but his future at the club is still in something of a grey area. If he can pull off a successful transfer window ahead of the new season, he could save his job.
But that’s not to say he should approach the January transfer window with all guns blazing. Celtic cannot afford to just throw money at players that aren’t going to benefit the team. This is the case with recently linked Benjamin Siegrist of Dundee United, as per the Daily Record.
Whilst the Hoops have indeed been struggling defensively this season, signing another goalkeeper is not the way to go. Peter Lawwell only just recently splashed out on Vasilis Barkas during the summer window and he has since been ousted from the team.
Both Scott Bain and academy graduate Conor Hazard have usurped the new recruit after he failed to impress Lennon in between the sticks. According to Transfermarkt, the Greek shot-stopper has conceded 18 goals in 17 appearances across all competitions for the Hoops. He has been selected by Lennon just once in their last five Premiership matches after falling drastically down the pecking order.
However, reported target Siegrist’s numbers are worse than this. The 28-year-old shipped 21 goals in 18 appearances for Dundee and has an extremely poor 43.5% passing accuracy for this season, as per WhoScored.
Siegrist’s low £1,500 per week wage might be attractive for Lawwell, but the answer to fixing Celtic’s inconsistent form does not lie in recruiting a fourth senior goalkeeper.
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