'He's better than anything Celtic have got' - Sutton names available duo club should have signed
By Richard Parks
Chris Sutton has criticised Celtic for not signing a defender during the transfer window and insisted they should have landed Huddersfield star Mathias Jorgensen or Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori.
The former Hoops striker has claimed the Hoops would be far more competitive in the Champions League if they had recruited a new centre-back.
He identified two players he believes were available, new Huddersfield arrival Mathias Jorgensen, who joined from FC Copenhagen, and Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori, who is on a season-long loan to Hull City.
Celtic tried to sign South African defender Rivaldo Coetzee from Ajax Cape Town but he failed a medical and they also missed out on re-signing former loan star Jason Denayer.
Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday afternoon, Sutton said: “They missed a trick. You have loads on social media saying what difference a £10million centre half would have made against PSG.
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“I’ll tell you what difference he would have made – you have to strive and try and reach the top and you can’t just give up.
“Let me tell you there was Jorgensen who signed for Huddersfield for £2.5m in the summer and he was available.
“You have the young lad at Chelsea, Fikayo Tomori – he’s better than anything Celtic have got at the moment.
“So there are two centre halves I have named. What is Lee Congerton doing? What is his role at the club?”
Jorgensen, 27, has started all five of Huddersfield’s Premier League fixtures this season, while Tomori, 19, has played just one match so far while on loan at Hull.
Sutton previously warned that if Celtic failed to qualify for the Champions League questions would be asked of head of recruitment Congerton, who joined the club club in March and promised to deliver “the superstars of tomorrow”.
In other Celtic news, Robbie Savage has destroyed the Hoops as tempers flare in a TV exchange with Sutton.