January window signing Marvin Compper could be out of the club this summer only months after joining the Hoops from Red Bull Leipzig in what would be a rapid exit.
The German has racked up just one appearance since overcoming a calf injury that had seen him sidelined for most his time at the Scottish champions.
And despite having made a comeback, he has been unable to stake a place for himself in the side due to Kristoffer Ajer’s emergence as a mainstay in the starting XI.
One solo outing is all the action that the 32-year-old has seen, 83 minutes in the 3-0 win against Morton in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.
Ajer, 19, has been “absolutely outstanding” according to Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers who has been heaping the plaudits on the centre-back but admits that Compper has had his issues in settling down.
As quoted in the Scottish Sun, Rodgers said: “It was difficult for Marvin because he was injured in Dubai during the winter break, which put him out for a while.
“During that period young Kris has come into the team and been absolutely outstanding. So there have been others ahead of Marvin.
“I’m certainly not sentimental. We need to pick a team that gets the results. I’ll make a change if I don’t like the way we’re playing.
“He has everything. His potential is huge. He’s 6ft 5, quick, can play football. He’s a very bright boy as well, he knows there’s still a lot of learning for him.”
These comments aren’t good news for the 32-year-old though, who is now unlikely to get back into the side after his fall down the pecking order – he will have to wait for injuries to claim the players ahead of him before he can make a place his own in the side.
The German has is contracted to Celtic until 2020 but if offers come in for the enforcer in the summer, we’re sure he will be deemed surplus to requirements and exit the club.