20 Premiership transfer flops from 2023/24 as Celtic, Rangers, Hibs and Aberdeen feature heavily

The transfer window will soon be open for Scottish clubs as they get set to tool up for another campaign.

We're about to offer every single one of them a cautionary tale by looking back to last year. The summer of 2023 was, as ever, a busy one for Premiership sides with managers wheeling and dealing to try and get the best out of the transfer market and beef up their squads.

With small budgets in this country relative to elsewhere, there are a lot of loans and free transfers and bosses and recruitment teams try to move things about as best they can. Inevitably then there will be a lot of 'misses' in the market - almost as many as 'hits'.

Here, Football Scotland looks at a whole host of transfer flops from the season just gone.

Sam Lammers

Couldn't seem to get to grips with life as a Rangers players and the fans quickly identified as someone who wasn't cutting it. Thrived on loan at Utrecht and Gers are now set to offload him in January.

Jose Cifuentes

Another Michael Beale signing who was quickly ushered out the door by Philippe Clement in January. Only used as a sub by Cruzeiro, who have an option to buy but may not be able to afford it after Ronaldo pulled his funding in the club.

Gustaf Lagerbielke

Brendan Rodgers didn't seem to fancy the centre-back from the outset despite winning defender of the year in Sweden. Made just 10 appearances all season and they mostly came amid an injury crisis. Certain to be moved out this summer.

Maik Nawrocki

Another Celtic centre-back signing who has barely featured. Does seem to be more in the plans than Lagerbielke but has still only played 14 times.

Odin Thiago Holm

Holm has made even fewer appearances than those two. Dubbed as a 'wonderkid' when signed from Rosenborg, we simply haven't had enough chances to see if that's the case. Perhaps a loan could suit for the coming season.

Kyosuke Tagawa

Two goals in the last two games of the season offered Hearts fans hope that the Japanese striker can still come good if given a chance next season. But over the piece so far, it's a signing that has underwhelmed to this point.

Kevin van Veen

The big talk in January was around Kilmarnock getting the Dutchman ahead of Premiership rivals St Mirren and Motherwell. Van Veen had previously been a sensation at Fir Park but couldn't replicate that in Ayrshire, mostly featuring from the bench and not finding the net. Derek McInnes confirmed he won't be back.

Stav Nahmani

Stephen Robinson talked up the Israeli striker's qualities when signing him on loan from Maccabi Haifa. But was back with his parent club by January having not made an impact.

Pape Habib Gueye

The £500,000 paid by Aberdeen for the Senagalese forward puts this one right up there. Gueye was given a few run-outs, didn't score and ended the season on loan at Kristiansund in Norway.

Rhys Williams

Joined the Dons on loan from Liverpool. Didn't play. Sent back. Next.

Or Dadia

Signed on loan for the Dons. Didn't play. Sent back. Next.

Eliezer Mayenda

Hibs brought the 18-year-old in from Sunderland in January and he made four subs appearances.

Riley Harbottle

Joins the list of summer signings who were away again by January. Played a total of 155 minutes for the Hibees.

Conor Wilkinson

In fairness, the forward played plenty of games for Motherwell but struggled to show any quality. Shipped out to Colchester United.

Callan Elliot

New Zealander hasn't featured for the Steelmen since coming in January.

Luke Jephcott

Had pedigree having scored goals in the English lower leagues before heading north to St Johnstone and being tipped for big money moves in the past. Injuries halted his career and he wasn't able to kickstart it up here. Now with Newport County.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

The former Manchester United kid signed on loan for Ross County from Polish side Śląsk Wrocław. Played four times.

Teddy Jenks

Another Staggies signing who has disappointed. Hasn't been seen since February.

Miles Welch-Hayes

Livingston brought the defender in last summer and by January he was out on loan at Dunfermline.

Danny Lloyd

Five appearances for Livi in the first part of the season before heading for National League North side Brackley Town.