“I Can’t Believe That” – Celtic Accused Of Wasting £3M On Player Who Wouldn’t Start For Kilmarnock

Falkirk captain Stephen McGinn has questioned the ability of Celtic January signing Nicolas Kuhn.

The Hoops signed the German from Rapid Vienna for £3m last month but, speaking after the 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock, McGinn claimed the winger doesn’t even look good enough to play for Killie:

“Nicolas Kuhn, when you talk about spending millions on a player to improve a team. We’ve been in a million changing rooms where a signing comes in and you think ‘is he going to play for us’ and right away you get a buzz ‘can he play for us’?”

“On the evidence so far, Nicolas Kuhn doesn’t look like he’d walk into the Kilmarnock team when you look at how well Danny Armstrong and Matty Kennedy are playing.”

“I can’t believe that they didn’t do serious business in terms of trying to improve the 11 and I’m not surprised that Brendan Rodgers is sounding really prickly and frustrated.”

Kuhn needs more time

The remarks from McGinn are pretty harsh. The 24-year-old has been at Celtic Park for barely a month, and he has made just one start.

That is not enough time to make a definitive judgement of his abilities. Of course, it’s always good when a new signing hits the ground running but, in the club’s current situation, that is easier said than done.

Criticism of Celtic’s transfer business is justified

While McGinn is off the mark with regards to Kuhn, he is spot on when he criticises the lack of signings that the Hoops made during the January transfer window.

Responsibility rests with the board for not backing the manager when he called for more recruits. Rodgers should take his fair share of the blame for how things have gone this season, but he was dealt a very bad hand by the club’s hierarchy.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.