There is another OzCelt on the way as reported by Celts are here in Stefan Nikolic, himself an unknown quantity being just 15 years old, he comes from the renown academy at Western Sydney Wanderers who are current Youth League champions and has reportedly been chased by Manchester United so it is a good bit of business for the club.
This however does nothing for our current lack of a Right Back, as we speak in the UAE there are 2 players in Graham Arnold’s squad who fit the bill and both would be a better bet than Lustig or Gamboa.
Ryan Grant has hands down the worst haircut of any Australian sportsman but is a fine player who is strong in defence and always popping up on the fringes in attack.
He has been a part of Sydney FC during a period of dominance having won multiple trophies and never having lost a derby against cross city rivals Western Sydney.
On the other hand Josh Risdon went to the World Cup ahead of Grant but has since lost his spot to him after Australia’s shock opening loss to Jordan, he is out of contract at the end of the season and can sign a pre-contract at any time.
The rumours are that he will join John McGinn at Aston Villa, in his absence Wanderers have blooded youth player Tate Russell and seem to have the position covered as the young gun has played well since being elevated.
Wanderers would likely accept a deal if compensation could be agreed and all A-League transfers range from free to a couple hundred thousand pounds for some reason.
If Celtic are looking for a Right Back, then Tom Rogic’s teammates will be playing today against host nation UAE in the Asian Cup Quarter Finals, we could do a lot worse than picking up either to plug the holes in our leaky defence.