Aside from goalkeeper Scott Bain, none of Celtic’s January signings have offered much to the club, and perhaps the worst of those has been centre-back Marvin Compper.
The 32-year-old has played only one game for the Hoops since joining from Leipzig in a deal worth £900,000, as he has been hampered with injury problems.
These have continued unabated as the Scottish Sun is reporting that the German missed the recent match against Hibernian with an injury and that he is unlikely to feature for the Bhoys in the Old Firm derby against Rangers on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers should take this matter in hand however, and make sure he bins the senior player at the end of the season.
The Hoops have a surplus of defenders as it is, and if Compper can’t be relied upon to be fit then there is no point having him at the club, particularly if he is unavailable for the Champions League qualifiers in July.
It might cost a bit of money to free Compper from the wage bill but that is a gamble worth taking, when you consider that the player has contributed very little in his time at the club.
You can never tell if a transfer will be a success or not, but Rodgers and the Hoops should admit that the Compper gamble has failed and he should be let go in the summer.
In other Celtic news, Tom Rogic has a contract stalemate with the Hoops