BT Sport pundit and former Celtic hero Chris Sutton has called into question what is going on behind the scenes at Celtic Park after Brendan Rodgers’ curious comments on the potential signing of Daniel Arzani.
As we discussed earlier this week, the Hoops boss spoke to media before and after the Rosenborg clash about the reported interest in the Australian prospect, distancing himself from the decision to pursue him.
Today, Chris Sutton has brought the issue to the fore again, speaking on BT Sports’ Facebook live show.
The former striker said:
If Brendan doesn’t know much about Arzani then we’re back to who is signing the players.
Last year he was talking about being the manager, this year he is talking about being the coach who has to work with what he has.
What I’m doing is working off the back of what Brendan said during the week. It doesn’t seem like he’s picking Arzani if he comes to Celtic. He said it was a club pick. When he talks like that I would like to know who are the ‘club’.
I think when Brendan left Liverpool he said he would never let himself get in that situation again where he had to be in control. But what he said in the week leaves that open to question.
It’s certainly an interesting topic heading into the last few weeks of the transfer window.
With the Hoops so far having only signed one player in Odsonne Edouard, there are areas of the team that certainly need addressed if the team are to maintain the incredible success they’ve found over the past couple of seasons.
There’s plenty of time left yet though and hopefully the required deals are being worked on behind the scenes as we speak.
Are Brendan Rodgers’ comments cause for concern? Does Chris Sutton have a point? Let us know in the comments below…