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Celtic: Club looking for a midfielder

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Celtic are looking to strengthen their midfield ahead of the upcoming Scottish Premiership campaign, amid links to a loan move for Manchester City’s Claudio Gomes.

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Scottish champions’ potential transfer plans this summer.

There had been reports of Celtic making a potential play to City for the loan of Gomes, however these reports are thought to be wide of the mark for now, according to Football.Scotland.

Journalist Mark Hendry has also shut down the move, saying “this link made a bit of sense considering City Football Group, but not on the cards.”

However, O’Rourke believes that you could see a deal for Gomes taking place with City wanting the midfielder to play regular football, whilst Ange Postecoglou’s side are crying out for a player in this position.

“A potential transfer is something that you could see happening with Gomes.

“It’s a position that Celtic are looking to strengthen before the close of the transfer window.

“It could suit both parties as Celtic get a good player, while Manchester City sent someone out on loan to get first in football.”

TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments 

We believe Celtic fans will be happy to hear O’Rourke’s comments, as it suggests that the club are searching for a midfielder, whether it be Gomes or not.

The club are desperate for reinforcements in the middle of the park, though they have already made the key signing of Aaron Mooy this summer. 

However, the club could do with at least one more addition in the middle of the park, with Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton both leaving the Scottish champions this summer, and we believe if a young talent like Gomes was available, the club should be doing everything they can to snap him up.

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  • Jack says:

    Yes cant keep 86 percent of possesion then loss a goal to a corner or free kick what happened against ross county only for hart brilliant save we would have been 2-1down know that is they way its going to be ross county even risks there on players by not watering park i cant understand managers risking serious injuries in any player by do this for one point or even 3 when goals scores try to celebrate by sliding on there knees the pitch was that dry the couldnt slide spl sfa should firce clubs to water pitch hour before and at half time

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