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Cetlic: Carton expects ‘exciting’ transfer windows ahead for club

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Presenter, Hamish Carton has tipped Celtic to have several ‘exciting’ transfer windows ahead of them, via the 67 Hail Hall YouTube channel.

This was following the announcement that Japanese defender, Yuki Kobayashi signed for the Scottish side. It’s Celtic’s first January signing and the month hasn’t even started yet!

Manager Ange Postecoglou cited Kobayashi’s experience when giving his thoughts on the signing, despite the fact he’s only 22-years-old. He’s spent over three years playing in Japan for the likes of Machida Zelvia, Yokohama FC, and most recently, Vissel Kobe.

The arrival of the player is a boost the Hoops’ squad. In addition, considering his age, Celtic fans will hope the defender will be a long-term player at the club.

Carton stated that the signing of Kobayashi is just the start. He expects Postecoglou to continue to strengthen his squad and have competition for places across the pitch.

He stated: “I think Ange [Postecoglou] wants to build a supremely talented squad where there’s competition in every area. And he’s also going to be completely ruthless. I think if he’s seen players who, you know maybe have done well, but aren’t quite at it to get us to that next level he certainly will look to upgrade on them.

“I think that’s an exciting part about this January and going forward and subsequent transfer windows. I think it’s gonna be a busy month. You know, we’re what our we? 23rd of November and we’ve already completed our first January signing, it’s not bad. We’ll wait and see how Kobayashi, is I think there’s a lot of unknown being because we haven’t seen him play.”

TIF’s view on Carton’s comments…

We believe that Celtic fans have reason to be excited about the future. Getting a player signed before the window opens implies there’s plenty of business they want to get done.

The Hoops do definitely need to bolster their squad in the next couple of windows. They’re top of the Scottish Premiership by nine points, but Celtic will have more than just their league ambitions.

Postecoglou will want to rectify their awful Champions League showing this season. They didn’t win a single game in the group stage and scored only four times across the six matches.

In order to improve in Europe, Celtic will need more quality. Potentially in the striker position, judging by their lack of goals in the Champions League.

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