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Diego Laxalt’s shaky performance against St. Johnstone on Sunday did Peter Lawwell no favors after Hoops hero Kris Commons claimed the Celtic CEO was “asleep at the wheel.”
The outraged Parkhead icon, who won five Premiership titles during his time in Glasgow, has beaten Lawwell and the Celtic board, believing their recruiting strategy has played a key role on the 13-point side of Lennoxtown behind the Old Firm Rangers.
Neil Lennon could only lead Celtic to a draw with St. Johnstone on the weekend as the pressure continues to mount on him, with the Hoops now showing off. only two wins in a series of 12 matches in all competitions.
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Commons has lashed out at the Celtic hierarchy, believing the Hoops’ transfer department is in a “run down and disrepair” years after acquiring Virgil van Dijk and Moussa Dembele and selling them for sizable profits.
“The fans have the right to ask how it got to this. How could things have gone so sour to the point that a club legend like Lennon is being stalked out the door? told the Daily Mail, via quotes from the Daily log. “The board has to take a large part of the responsibility.
“They are so guilty towards anyone. They have been asleep at the wheel for the past few seasons and are now paying the price for their complacency. The recruitment has been absolutely abysmal. It’s not that Celtic didn’t spend money. They have spent a lot. The problem is how they have spent it.
“This season has seen them shell out a £ 2 million loan fee for Shane Duffy, with a hefty repayment package. A total of £ 10 million was spent on Vasilis Barkas and Albian Ajeti. Neither looks up to scratch.
“Who hired these players? There has to be some responsibility in the hiring department. The recruiting part of the club has been in a state of disrepair and disrepair for years. “
Laxalt joined Celtic on a one-season loan this October with reports claiming he will push back the Parkhead natives. £ 4.5 million to turn the deal into a permanent move next year, but couldn’t prove why he should stay when he started home at St. Johnstone on Sunday.
Lennon lined up the Uruguayan in the starting lineup for his Hoops’ 12th appearance In all competitions, he saw enough, or rather a foul, from the 27-year-old who opted to serve the winger at half time with the score locked at zero to zero.
the 24 capsules The defender had recorded just one successful inning without registering interceptions, punts or blocking a shot, while losing possession 11 times and losing three of his five ground games, for SofaScore.
Despite recording the majority of his 36 hits at St. In Johnstone territory, Laxalt also attempted a single cross, which he missed, dribbled and directed his only shot from the middle of the arc.
His weak performance saw Lennon forced to make changes at halftime, and he gave Commons another example that he can use to hit Lawwell and the Hoops board.
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