Celtic’s January signing of Marvin Compper must go down as one of the most mysterious signings that the club has made in some time.
The 32-year-old German, who was signed from Leipzig for £900,000, was meant to be the experienced the centre-back that the Hoops defence has been lacking.
But after suffering an injury during the winter break, Compper has only featured once for the Bhoys – starting against Championship side Morton in the Scottish Cup – even though he has been fully fit for over a month.
Compper isn’t even on the bench for the game against Dundee, in the team that was announced on the Hoops’ official Twitter account a short time ago.
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The player can’t be impressing at all in training, as Brendan Rodgers has turned to right-back Mikael Lustig as an emergency centre-back in the last two matches, and has also kept faith in the struggling Dedryck Boyata.
Until we hear from the Hoops boss about the player, the speculation will continue about Compper. It’s not like he even played that poorly against Morton, he made one slight error but aside from that he was solid enough.
Only time will tell if Compper has a future with the Hoops, but all the signs at the moment aren’t looking good for the player, and it wouldn’t be a shock if he left in the summer.
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