Celtic news round up: Possible Edouard replacement, a huge boost on Ajer and how would Josh Maja fit in?

Following the departures of Jonny Hayes and Jozo Simunovic last week, it was always expected that Celtic would start to be linked with some new faces.

It’s not just defensive reinforcements that have been linked, as today saw a plethora of new rumours spring up.

The defensive unit needs the most attention so it seems the most logical place to start. Hellas Verona defender Pawel Dawidowicz is an interesting prospect, but he’s still under contract for another season so would require a fee.

He’s also capable of playing in midfield and it’s likely that every team will need to run with a slightly smaller squad for a couple of seasons, so having some versatility makes a lot of sense.

The future of Kristoffer Ajer is still up in the air after Atletico Madrid were the latest big name to be linked with him, but Celtic fans should be hopeful after the news emerged that the Norwegian defender is no longer working with the agent who was making most of the noise about a transfer.

The fans will still be hoping that Odsonne Edouard stays for at least one more year, but he continues to be linked with a Premier League move, so stories about possible replacements will also be common.

One report indicated that Israeli striker Shon Weissman has been lined up as a possible successor, after a successful season has seen him score 29 goals in 30 games for Austrian side Wolfsberger AC.

Celtic do have a recent history of success with players from Israel, and that goal scoring record certainly would be intriguing.

Fans of the Netflix series Sunderland Til I Die will be familiar with striker Josh Maja, and it’s worth reading this piece to see how he could fit in at Celtic Park.

Finally it’s possible that Celtic may have to look to the domestic market more in the future, so here’s a look at the four players shortlisted for the Young Player of the Year award, and how they might fit in.

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