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Celtic suffered heartbreak in the January transfer window when Ben Davies’ speech took a dramatic turn at the last minute.
The defender seemed confident about moving to Scotland, as talks between the two parties reached an agreement. However, some late negotiations from Liverpool led Davies to join the Premier League champions on the deadline.
It seemed like a massive loss for Celtic at the time, as they have been struggling immensely on their bottom line this season, filtering 22 goals, about 14 more than the league leaders.
However, Davies is currently out of action due to injury, a few weeks after signing for his new club. Liverpool are suffering a similar defensive crisis and this news will have infuriated the fans.
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In the past two seasons, the 25-year-old has had three recurring hamstring injuries that caused him to miss a total of 94 days with Preston North End.
Peter Lawwell may be happy that he didn’t reach into his pocket and splash £ 1.6 million in the middle half.
The Hoops are limited in their defensive options, especially as a central defender. Shane Duffy has disappointed with his loan from Brighton and Christopher Jullien has been injured for a total of 29 games so far this season, playing almost no role in his Premiership campaign, according to Transfer market.
Celtic have hired Jonjoe Kenny on a temporary basis to cover up some of their bottom line leaks.
But it hasn’t been enough for the Bhoys to win a 10th title in a row this season. They have sent many goals in the league this season as mentioned, which is already more than the 19 they conceded throughout the 2019/20 campaign.
Glasgow locals may return to the transfer market in the summer to bring in a new defender, but for now, the reassurance that they didn’t sign the injury-prone Davies will weigh on Lawwell’s conscience.
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