Celtic have today announced the signing on Japan player of the year Tomoki Iwata on a loan basis with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, just like we did with fellow Japanese star Daizen Maeda.
Celtic have now announced the signing of three players in Alistair Johnston, Yuki Kobayashi and now Iwata, all before the window has even officially opened!
It really is quite remarkable, and Celtic fans really can’t believe what we are seeing.
This is because we now have a manager in place in Ange Postecoglou and a Chief Executive in place in Michael Nicholson, that simply don’t f*ck around.
If deals are there to be done early, make no mistake, Celtic will get them done, and that is so refreshing.
And that is exactly what a progressive, well run football club should look to do.
This is Nicholson’s third transfer window as Chief Executive, and what a difference he is making compared to Peter Lawwell before him, who would penny pinch and constantly lose out on good players because of it and he would constantly leave things until the last minute, usually on the last day on the window, especially in January.
This is why I didn’t criticise the appointment of Nicholson, so what if it was an “in-house” appointment? By the looks of things, he clearly was an excellent choice for the job, and he is helping to massively take our club forward along with Ange, and that is the most important thing.