It is no secret that whilst Ange Postecoglou is looking to add players to his team, there are a plethora of players in the current Hoops squad that face a season without action as they aim – and mostly fail – to force their way into the Aussie’s plans.
No less than seven new signings have walked through the door at Paradise, if you count the permanent arrivals of Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers – leaving competition for places even more scarce in the east end of Glasgow as a second consecutive league title continues to be the aim.
Forgotten stars such as Vasilis Barkas, Ismaila Soro and Boli Bolingoli have left the club as Postecoglou aims to cut his team down to accomodate for his new arrivals; and there are expected to be plenty more yet.
Two of those are Christopher Jullien and Albian Ajeti, with the former’s potential exit from Parkhead being speculated heavily amidst links to Schalke in the German Bundesliga.
And Frank McAvennie has told them both to go – with another surprise exit being flaunted by the Celtic legend ahead of the transfer deadline in August.
Ajeti, he’s got to go. he’s not one of Ange’s players,” he told Football Insider.
I’m sure he would’ve scored goals, but Ange’s football is all about movement and Ajeti doesn’t do that. He won’t create chances because all he wants is to score goals, which isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not for Ange.
Jullien needs to be out the door because he’s obviously not in the manager’s plans. the manager can’t keep both Jullien and Welsh.
I think these boys should go away and taste life outside of Celtic. some of them have been there for a while.”
McAvennie didn’t stop there with his scathing criticism of the current squad, with more culls planned in his mind in order to get players off the wage bill.
This time, he suggested the exit door at Mikey Johnston – who despite believing that the youth academy product was talented, he claimed that Johnston deserves better than the playing time he currently yields at Paradise.
When you look at midfield, he’s not going to get a game. If everyone is fit, or even some of them are fit, only so many can play in the midfield.
And he’s better than a utility player, he’s better than getting 20 minutes here and there, he’s better than that.
I would like to see him going away and being a star for another team. I think it would do him the world of good to be honest.”