‘Purely Backup To Elhamed’ ‘Lets Give The Lad A Chance’ Fans On Social Media Underwhelmed By Latest Celtic Signing Announcement

‘Purely Backup To Elhamed’ ‘Lets Give The Lad A Chance’ Fans On Social Media Underwhelmed By Latest Celtic Signing Announcement

Celtic have announced the signing of Stoke right-back Moritz Bauer on a season-long loan. The Hoops have the option to buy the Austrian international at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has not played a single minute for the Potters this campaign after being frozen out at the Bet365 Stadium. He was also a peripheral figure throughout last season, having failed to impress either manager Gary Rowett or his successor Nathan Jones.

Supporters on Twitter are rather sceptical about this latest transfer, especially as it is another loan deal:


Bauer has Premier League experience, having played 15 times in the English top-flight for Stoke following his move from Russia club Rubin Kazan in the 2018 January transfer window.

It is a concern, though, that he was unable to nail down a place in the team after the Potters were relegated to the English Championship. He will likely, therefore, only be backup for Hatem Abd Elhamed.