Needing some help down the left-hand side, Neil Lennon decided the man they needed to bring to Celtic was Milan’s Diego Laxalt.
The Uruguayan can play either at left-back or anywhere further up the pitch, meaning his versatility would come in handy in what was an important campaign for the Parkhead side.
Unfortunately, nothing really went to plan, with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers trampling all competition in front of them, and Celtic having a season to forget.
Laxalt, down his end, was used quite regularly by both Lennon and John Kennedy after him, and while his purchase option, standing at around €9m, is rather expensive, there could still be a use for him.
Corriere dello Sport look at the situation on Friday, explaining that while the figure is ‘substantial’, the player ‘could open up other discourses’ involving Odsonne Edouard.
The striker ‘is held in particular consideration’ by Milan, who seem him as a possible rotation option for Zlatan Ibrahimovic next season and ‘it would not be so surprising if an exchange were set up, evidently with an economic adjustment in favour of Celtic’.
Basically, you would be looking at money + Laxalt for Edouard, and all depending on what the next Parkhead manager ends up wanting, it could be a deal worth exploring.