Chris Sutton names English teenager who would have made difference in Celtic loss v Bayern Munich
By Danny Wright
Chris Sutton believes that Hull defender Fikayo Tomori is the player who would have made a difference for Celtic in their loss at Bayern Munich if they signed him in the summer.
Brendan Rodgers was again forced to put square pegs in round holes in his defence on Wednesday due to injuries to Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko as Mikael Lustig started at centre-back and fringe player Cristian Gamboa came in at right-back.
Bayern made short work of the Bhoys rearguard in a convincing 3-0 win thanks to goals from Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels, and Sutton has made it clear that he believes that shortcomings in the summer transfer window led to his old side’s demise on Wednesday.
When asked who the Hoops could have realistically signed in the summer, ex-Parkhead striker Sutton responded by simply saying on his personal Twitter account: “Tomori.”
Name me the realistically priced guy who would have made the difference tonight
— Ged Cairns (@GedCairns) October 18, 2017
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) October 18, 2017
Tomori, 19, is currently on loan at Hull from Premier League champions Chelsea, making five appearances for the Yorkshire club across all competitions this term.
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The Canadian born teenager has also recently earned his debut for the England Under-21 side, and Sutton clearly feels that his pedigree from one of the leading English sides could have made an impact for the Bhoys.
Celtic did try to sign a fourth centre-back in the summer, but a move for South Africa international Rivaldo Coetzee fell through after he failed a medical in Glasgow.
However their failure has seen Rodgers been forced to put players out of position in the early phases of this season.
In other Celtic news, Scott Brown has claimed how the Bhyos can “frighten” Bayern Munich at Parkhead.