Celtic £1m player out for a month in rotten injury blow - confirmed
Celtic have suffered a rotten bit of luck as new signing Marvin Compper has been ruled out for up to a month with a calf injury.
The news was revealed by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers, as reported by PA Scotland’s Andy Newport on his Twitter account.
Marvin Compper will have to wait for his Celtic debut. Brendan Rodgers announces new defender is out for 3/4 weeks with calf injury
— Andy Newport (@AndyNewportPA) January 17, 2018
Rodgers, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, confirmed that the blow could leave the £1million January signing for Leipzig out for “three to four weeks”, meaning he will not be back until February.
The 32-year-old signing from Leipzig was set to make his debut against Brechin in the Scottish Cup on Saturday, but now he must wait to pull on the green and white hoops.
The January signing was expected to add experience to a Celtic centre-back department which is solely lacking in that area.
The injury means that Brendan Rodgers will have to stick with the partnership of Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer in defence, who to their credit have helped the Bhoys to five consecutive clean sheets.
The Compper injury could also mean a reprieve for out-of-favour Jozo Simunovic, who has been linked with a move away from Glasgow this month but who is unlikely to be sold unless another centre-back is signed first.
The news of the injury comes as reports from Turkish news agency Aksam claim that the Hoops have bid £2.5million for experienced Besiktas centre-back Dusko Tosic, who at 32-years-old could be the natural replacement for Compper, in the short term.
In other Celtic news, Kris Commons believes that the Hoops could spend £20million on a player
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