Luis Palma (23) became our latest recruit when he arrived yesterday from Aris Saloniki on a five-year contract. He is an inverted left winger, who has on occasion played through the middle. Aris finished a distant fifth in Greece last season, elevated to this position by a very productive Luis.
He was designated penalty taker at Aris, so in the event ‘these things even themselves out’ in Scottish football, we could come to rely on him from the spot this season. Remarkably, at 23, Luis is the oldest of Celtic’s seven permanent signings this summer. We have a crop of players who it is hoped will mature together in the seasons to come.
He is, of course, the 67th winger we have on the books right now and the third to arrive this window. Suggestions we are over-compensating for the loss of our Portuguese talisman are not something I will even remotely address.
Welcome to Celtic, Luis!
We are going to have a few blogs today, see you again at lunchtime. You can put the antacids away…..!