It would be particularly harsh to put Diego Laxalt into the “flop” category, but he’s not done enough this season to justify spending a decent amount of money on him.
He’s had some positive moments and he could be a very useful player for teams who consistently play three at the back and give him a licence to roam forward, but he goes walkabout far too often and it’s left the centre backs completely exposed.
There was never any suggestion that AC Milan wanted to take him back so the door is open for Celtic to keep him, but it will take a sizeable fee so it looks unlikely.
There’s still a few weeks left to go in the season so it’s unlikely that a final decision will be made until the summer, but it appears that the latest reports from Argentina don’t expect him to stick around in Glasgow:
Cuando Edinson Cavani firmé contrato en #BocaJuniors, el uruguayo llamará a Diego Laxalt para que se sume al xeneize.
Información de Rodolfo Cingolani. pic.twitter.com/cEIDal1X7Q
— Reporte Fútbol (@Reporte_Futbol) March 9, 2021
According to reports from argentine media, Diego Laxalt is linked to #BocaJuniors.
— Seba Ongarelli 🇦🇷 (@sebaongok) March 10, 2021
If he does leave then it would mean that Greg Taylor would be left as the only recognised left back, so another signing will be needed unless Bolingoli is granted another chance in the team.
Perhaps things could change if a manager is appointed who’s utterly desperate to keep Laxalt around, but everything points to him moving on this summer.