Celtic have made a superb start to the January transfer window. They were swift to announce the signings of Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi. Since then, Johnny Kenny has been brought in from Sligo Rovers as well. On the other hand, the club have sent Liam Shaw out on loan to Motherwell while Ewan Henderson has joined Hibernian on loan, although the move is set to become permanent in the summer.
Thus, quite a few changes have happened at Celtic already. And more could possibly take place with the majority of the January transfer window still remaining.
While Kenny is not expected to make an immediate impact, the Japanese trio very much look like signings that Ange Postecoglou has first-team plans for.
Thus, it will be interesting to see how they adjust to their new surroundings and teammates. And their arrivals could see a few Celtic stars struggle for game time moving forward.
Celtic: 3 stars who could struggle after new signings
Here are three Celtic stars who could struggle for game time after the winter break following the arrival of their new signings:
Turnbull had played continuous football this season and ended up suffering an injury in the Scottish League Cup final against Hibernian. He is expected to be out of action for a while.
On the other hand, Hatate has arrived at Celtic and there have been suggestions that he will be played mostly as an attacking midfielder although he is very versatile and can play in other positions as well.
This could be a blow for Turnbull. While he might have played a tremendous amount of football this season, questions were raised about his form multiple times. And Hatate could very possibly replace him in the line up, if he is able to perform in Scottish football, with both Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic on top form.
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