Why Celtic Should Go For This International Defender As An Alternate Fullback Option For Rodgers?

Celtic might have solved their right back conundrum by signing Borussia Dortmund’s fullback Jeremy Toljan on loan, but they still might have to dive into the transfer market in the summer to get a permanent signing for a right back. Toljan has joined the club on a six-month loan, and there are no clause (The Scottish Sun) in his contract which would allow Celtic to sign him permanently. However, the way the defender has settled in so far, we feel Celtic should definitely try their luck in the summer to bring him in.

Toljan still has a long term contract with the Bundesliga heavyweights which will keep him at the Signal Iduna Park until 2022. Therefore we don’t expect Dortmund to sell their player too cheaply. But the fact that the right-back didn’t play any part in the German top flight this season under Lucien Favre indicates to us that the fullback is firmly not in the plans of the manager and a summer move could be on the cards.

But Rodgers also needs to keep an eye on other options if this deal doesn’t go through and they can look to revisit one of their former targets (The Scottish Sun) Milad Mohammadi who is currently in the last few months of his deal with  Russian outfit Akhmat Grozny.

The club were linked with him last year in November and Premier League outfit Watford were also interested in the Iranian international. Mohammadi will be a free agent in the summer and Celtic can land the full back for free if they can agree with his personal demands.

One of the major strengths of this Iranian international is that he can play on either of the flanks or as a fullback due to the fact that the defender is ambidextrous. The name Milad Mohammadi might not instantly ring the bells amongst supporters, but the defender is notoriously known for failing to take a somersault throw-in at the 2018 World Cup against Spain in the dying moments of the match.

Mohammadi is an attack-minded full-back, and he should suit Celtic’s playing style well. However, we would still want the Hoops to target Toljan first in the summer, and the 25-year-old Iranian should be seen as a backup option. The fact that he is going to be available for free, we believe, quite a few clubs might end up lining up for his signature. Celtic should keep track of him and keep their options open in case Toljan goes over their budget or if Dortmund becomes tough to negotiate with, in the summer.

The following two tabs change content below.

Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Share This Article

Defoe To Spearhead Gerrard’s Attack | 4-2-3-1 Rangers Predicted Lineup Vs Kilmarnock

Next Story »

January Signing To Lead The Line | 4-3-3 Crystal Palace’s Strongest XI When Everyone Is Fit


  • Liverpool To Rival Barcelona For This French League Sensation: A Complete Scout Report

    5 days ago

    Liverpool are going strong in the league as well as Europe and have been linked with an array of renowned names already ahead of the summer transfer ...

    Read More
  • A Scout Report Of How Matthijs de Ligt Would Fit In At Barcelona

    3 weeks ago

    Everything seems to be heading in the right direction for FC Barcelona this season, right from transfer dealing to club performances in all possible competitions. The Catalan ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Lock Horns With PSG & Real Madrid To Rope In Selecao Sensation: A Complete Scout Report

    1 month ago

    Liverpool spent heftily last year to acquire renowned names from Europe’s top leagues. They have been ambitious in the transfer market and successfully built a squad capable ...

    Read More
  • Gerrard Tracking Millwall Defensive Ace To Bring Him To Rangers: A Scout Report

    1 month ago

    Antigua and Barbuda international Mahlon Romeo is reportedly (The Express) on Rangers’ radar, and Steven Gerrard is already planning for the upcoming summer. The Millwall fullback is ...

    Read More
  • Arsenal Eager To Make A £4m Swoop For This Brazilian Starlet: A Complete Scout Report

    2 months ago

    According to a recent report by Goal.com, Arsenal are ready to table a £4m offer for Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli. However, the same source has also revealed that the ...

    Read More