Celtic have a pretty solid squad at this stage, having already signed Cameron Carter-Vickers, Jota, Daizen Maeda, Alexandro Bernabei and Benjamin Siegrist this summer on permanent deals. But there are still a few areas where the Hoops could use a bit more depth and central defense could very well be one of them.
Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt formed a formidable duo at the heart of defense last season but beyond them the club don’t have many options there. Stephen Welsh doesn’t seem ready to be featured on a regular basis should either of them get injured. On the other hand, Christopher Jullien might be on his way out after struggling with playing time and fitness lately.
Celtic have opened their eyes wide lately when it comes to signing players and they should consider a move for a struggling Manchester United player in their search for a centre-back.
The player in question is Axel Tuanzebe. After not getting enough playing time at Manchester United, he was loaned out to Aston Villa and then Napoli last season but struggled at both clubs. Thus, he would be expected to leave Old Trafford again this summer, and Celtic need to see if a deal is possible.
Celtic should try to sign Tuanzebe this summer
Tuanzebe’s current deal with Manchester United is set to expire next summer, but lately we’ve seen several clubs send players out on loan in similar situations by activating an option that extends their deals for another year so that they may receive transfer compensation. in the future.
Could a loan with an option to buy be a possibility for someone like Tuanzebe? That remains to be seen.
Tuanzebe was once highly rated at Manchester United and has a ton of potential. Many people will remember his incredible performance against PSG, when he dominated Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
The biggest hurdle in a move for him could be convincing him to come to Celtic, but then, after failing to make a mark at both Aston Villa and Napoli last season, he needs a fresh start somewhere and a player with his versatility would get a lot of playing time at Parkhead. Plus, the Hoops have Champions League football to offer.