‘Would Not Touch Him With A Barge Pole’ ‘Not For Me’ ‘Fans Discuss Whether To Keep Celtic Star

‘Would Not Touch Him With A Barge Pole’ ‘Not For Me’ ‘Fans Discuss Whether To Keep Celtic Star

Celtic do not have an option to buy left-back Diego Laxalt when his loan expires at the end of the season but the Uruguayan has been a regular starter since his arrival in October.

The 28-year-old has not won over a lot of supporters with his performances and when asked whether they should sign him on a permanent basis, a majority of fans on Twitter were against the move:

Manager Neil Lennon has begun to start Greg Taylor in recent weeks and the Scottish international has been a much more assured presence, especially in a back four.

Laxalt, in contrast, has spent a large portion of his career as a wingback and he is clearly ill-suited to playing in a deeper role, which again raises questions over Celtic’s recruitment strategy.

Reports suggested that his parent club AC Milan would demand €8m (£7m) and there is certainly no way that Celtic would be prepared to meet that asking price.