Scottish football club Celtic FC are set to add German defender Marvin Compper to their ranks when the winter transfer window opens. The club would add the player in January but not many others, as per reports.
The RB Leipzig player was pictured at the Glasgow Airport on Tuesday as he made his way to the club. He is expected to undergo a medical before agreeing to a deal with Celtic. The management team at Celtic feels he is the right player they need to bolster the squad.
Compper started his pro football career with Borussia Monchengladbach but then he moved to 1899 Hoffenheim where he spent five years. He played for Fiorentina before joining Leipzig, and if the deal is successful he would be a Celtic star.
He featured in the 2016 promotion drive but he has dropped in the pecking order at the German Bundesliga side. The 32-year old experienced footballer had started just one game and another from the bench so he was very open to a club where he can get regular action.
“He fits the profile of what we like as a centre half. He’s used to a similar game style at Leipzig and other teams he’s been at,” the assistant manager at Celtic Chris Davies said. He added that the deal was “not done yet” so he didn’t want to talk much about it.
Davies added that experience used to be major factor in player employment but that after having a few experienced guys the club preferred to look out for a player that can improve the squad. He does not believe many players would join in January, contrary to reports. The coach denied that the move for a defender was because of the 4-0 loss to Hearts that ended their 69-game unbeaten run in domestic games.