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22nd May, 2018 | 12:30pm

World Cup qualifier never given a chance: Three players with no future at Celtic Park


With the league season over, and Celtic having completed the domestic treble for the second season in a row, attention will now turn to transfers both in and out of the club.

There has already been some movement, as Patrick Roberts has returned to Manchester City and Lewis Morgan is set to join the Hoops in the summer from St Mirren.

Who leaves the Hoops in the summer will be just as important as any players that are signed by Brendan Rodgers, as there are currently players at the club who have no hope at all of playing in the first-team.

If the Hoops are able to get these players off of the wage bill, the money that has been saved could be put towards deals for players who are going to contribute to the first-team, and not stuck sitting in the stands on out of the first team squad every week.

Here, Football Insider looks at three players who have no future with the Hoops:

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One of the few Celtic players who will be heading to the World Cup, with Costa Rica, the right-back hasn’t been given much of a look-in since signing from West Brom in 2016.

He only made three appearances last season, with Brendan Rodgers seemingly losing patience with the player after a poor display in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

It seems inevitable that he will leave the Hoops after the World Cup in Russia, which is what the 28-year-old needs to get back on track, as his career has stagnated in Glasgow due to his lack of playing time.


A very expensive waste of money, the forward was signed from Dundee United for £1.5million in 2015 by former boss Ronny Deila, and has been a very poor signing.

He has played only 26 games in three seasons with the Bhoys, and has spent time on-loan at numerous clubs, most recently at Motherwell, where an injury hampered his progress.

He has now returned to the Hoops, and it would be best for all involved if the last year of his contract is written off and he is given a free transfer, as the chances of him even playing in a friendly for the Hoops, never mind an actual game, are slim to none.


The veteran goalkeeper was set to be the Hoops’ understudy to Craig Gordon until an injury allowed Scott Bain to take his place in the Hoops squad.

With Bain and Craig Gordon set to battle it out for the goalkeeping position, de Vries is surplus to requirements now, and as he has never really convinced the fans few tears will be shed when he leaves.

As soon as an acceptable bid is put in for the Dutchman he should be sold, as the Hoops don’t need three goalkeepers in the first-team squad, the money could be spent better elsewhere.

In other Celtic news, a Hoops outcast has returned to the club

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