Gabriel Agbonlahor is convinced the re-signing of Fraser Forster would not be enough to turn around the Celtic season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed the Bhoys’ current squad should be enough to win the games they have been losing if they give 100 per cent.
This site revealed earlier this week the club’s board are willing to fund a new loan move for goalkeeper Forster but it will be an uphill battle to force Southampton to let him go.
The 6ft 7in stopper spent last season on loan at Parkhead and helped the club to a historic treble-treble including a man-of-the-match performance in the League Cup final against Rangers.
Neil Lennon wanted to bring him in again this summer but Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was not willing to let him leave.
Instead, the Hoops signed Vasilis Barkas from AEK Athens but the 26-year-old has endured a mixed start to life in Glasgow.
He recently returned to the side after being replaced by Scott Bain but has not kept a clean sheet in the three games he has played since being reinstated.
Asked by Football Insider whether Forster could help solve Celtic’s defensive issues, Agbonlahor said: “Maybe, but they’ve got a good goalkeeper there and good defenders.
“There might be something going on that we don’t know about, maybe the players aren’t reacting to the manager.
“That Celtic team is more than good enough to beat the teams they are drawing and losing to.
“I’m in shock to be fair because every time you watch Celtic or check the results they should be winning the games because their squad is so much better than the other teams in Scotland.
“So is it something else that’s going on which means there’s not getting a result. Are the players not giving 100 per cent? Something must be happening.”