Celtic change their mind on loanee and walk away from transfer talks

It’s been a strange season in many ways, but it’s also been bizarre to see the constant flip-flopping in terms of the transfer rumours surrounding Diego Laxalt.

He did have a bright start in a Celtic shirt so the initial speculation about a permanent move made sense, but it’s then varied between him potentially having a place under the new manager to there being little interest.

In many ways that sums up his performances on the pitch as he did have the ability to command the entire left-wing on his own and he looked impressive when he was allowed to maraud forward, but he was one of many weak links in defence and it cost the team on multiple occasions.

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A report from Sport Witness is a surprising one as they cite Italian outlet Il Milanista in saying that Celtic were still trying to agree a deal to keep him in the past few weeks.

It doesn’t seem to properly add up as there’s still no permanent manager in place and he’s not really done much on the pitch to justify spending millions on him, so thankfully it’s now reported that Celtic have changed their mind and walked away from any potential deal.

It just wouldn’t make sense to keep him just now with such a big rebuild going on, and getting the best out of him would essentially mean finding a way to set up the team where they don’t need to rely on him to defend.

Greg Taylor is still a solid option at left-back but a new signing will be needed if Laxalt departs, but letting him return to Milan does look like the best option going forward.

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  1. Gerry Boland on

    He was very poor. Non disciplined defender who upset the balance in defence. Always out of position. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT SIGNNG HIM