Brendan Rodgers was a bit too relaxed looking when announcing the probable departure of Carl Starfelt this week. You could interpret this as a sign the ‘news’ was not news to him and that a plan to accommodate was at a mature state.
Reports from Sweden yesterday suggest we are interested in Gustaf Lagerbielke (23), central defender at Elfsborg. Like Carl, Gustaf can play on the left, despite being right footed, he won his first Sweden cap in a friendly this year.
Both Maik Nawrocki (22) and Gustaf have first team experience at a top club a league of similar calibre to the Scottish Premiership. Unlike the rest of our central defenders, Gustaf is midseason, so will be fully fit as Scottish football drags itself up the summer hill.
If he is coming, it would be good to get him in and settled before our trip to joint-top Kilmarnock on League Cup duty later this month. As ever, Celtic will want backfill sorted before releasing Carl.