Ange Postecoglou wasn’t there for the 2019 League Cup Final, or the late winner over Lazio Christopher Jullien scored a couple of months earlier, so the boss does not have the emotional attachment you and I have to Chris. With Cameron Carter-Vickers due to return to Tottenham and Jullien having made only cameo appearances since his injury in December 2020, Celtic have vacancies two central defenders.
Cameron was out best performing defender in a season which saw the defence resolve the legacy issues it carried into the campaign. If we can get him at the suggested £6m, he is excellent value, even if add-ons and sell-on fees suppress the notion we are getting a bargain.
At 29, Christopher is still young enough to earn two lucrative contracts, but only if he plays football next season. I am sure his agent has been given the green light to find a deal, with Celtic scouting a replacement to push Cameron and Carl Starfelt for a starting place.
I would like to see a central defender who can break the lines in the way Kristoffer Ajer did – the taller the better. Next season is going to be difficult, securing out top performers is only part of the answer.