Here we are, we’ve made it to the final day of mad rumours this season. It’s transfer deadline day!
So, I thought we should have a very quick round up of the stories so far that are making the news.
Incoming – Patrick Roberts signing has been officially confirmed. Roberts watched yesterday’s debacle at Hampden but it still hasn’t been officially announced he has joined but barring an international disaster this is a done deal.
Kristoffer Ajer deal seems to have stalled with the clubs not being able to agree a fee, which is a shame however it had looked like if anything was agreed then he would have been loaned back to Start for the remainder of the Norwegian season. Start have announced a press conference for midday but rather than a statement being made on Ajer’s future, it is thought that it will be to announce a new signing.
Outgoing – Nadir Ciftci’s Celtic career seems all but over as news broke of a loan move to Turkish side Eskisehirspor for the rest of the season. This news has been welcomed by the Celtic faithful as many thought he was never Celtic quality anyway. He will just be added to the ever-growing list of failed Celtic strikers.
Jack Breslin looks set to join Annan on loan as well.
Callum McGregor is attracting interest from English Premier League side Swansea. A bid is expected for the midfielder at some point this afternoon to tempt Peter Lawwell.
Stefan Johansen allegedly was a target for Aston Villa who were prepared to part with £5 million for last year’s player of the year. Going on his form this season, I think most would be inclined to take that sort of money if a concrete bid materialized. Expect a lower placed English Premier League side to make a panic bid.
Tyler Blackett was meant to be going back to Manchester United, however this may not be the case unless a replacement can be brought in. Also Jozo Simunovic is on the injury list for six weeks, so it looks like he will stay.