The 3 first-team players Ange could look to offload this summer

With the end of the season fast approaching, Ange will be looking to offload a few players in the summer.

Albian Ajeti, Vasilis Barkas and Ismaila Soro are all currently out on loan with an option-to-buy clause on their loan deals. Conor Hazard is another who is out of contract in the summer. And Celtic have also confirmed that they are open to offers for James McCarthy and Liam Scales. 


McCarthy has struggled to become a main feature in the Celtic side since signing two years ago. The Irish central midfielder has only managed to tally up 27 appearances in that time.


Scales is currently on loan at Aberdeen and has featured in all but six games in the league, three of those due to being against his parent club Celtic. The Dons have shown keen interest in bringing the central defender in on a permanent deal and Scales has said that the power is in Celtic’s hands. With Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt having such a strong and successful partnership, you struggle to see a change in centre-halves at Celtic Park anytime soon, unless Ange was to bring in someone with a little more quality that could perhaps be better suited alongside Carter-Vickers. During Tuesday’s bulletin, James McKenzie felt that Starfelt’s position was one that Celtic could “look to improve” in the summer. Even then, Yuki Kobayashi has been performing well whenever he has had to step in, so that leaves Liam Scales some way down the pecking order should he return to Celtic.


Another player who has struggled to get regular football under Ange recently is David Turnbull. There is absolutely no doubting Turnbull’s footballing ability, he is undoubtedly one of the finest homegrown talents in Scottish football.  However, under Ange, Celtic have brought in central midfielders who are beyond Turnbull’s standard. His recruitment has been excellent and the players he has added to the squad have been phenomenal. Unfortunately for David Turnbull, he has just been extremely unlucky and has become a Celtic player at the wrong time. It would be in his own best interest to move away.  He certainly has the potential to be a top player at another club. And with him entering the final year of his contract, Ange will have a decision to make.

There are many more players in and around the Celtic squad that Ange will be taking a closer look at as he makes a decision on their futures this summer.

One thing is for certain, there is going to be a lot of players offloaded and that can only mean one thing – more money freed up to use on improving the squad.



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