Ronny Deila discusses Celtic's plan for summer transfer window, new signings 'important'

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Ronny Deila says he wants to add 'new qualities' to his Celtic squad this summer.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila spoke at a press conference earlier today, and as reported by the club's official Twitter account, he discussed the club's plans ahead of the summer transfer window.

Deila has already clinched the Scottish League Cup, and is now looking to add the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup in order to complete a historic treble in his first season in charge.

The Norwegian has enjoyed a fruitful debut campaign in Glasgow, but the focus will be heading towards the summer transfer window.

Last summer, Deila brought in Jason Denayer, John Guidetti, Aleksandar Tonev, Mubarak Wakaso and Jo Inge Berget on loan, with Stefan Scepovic and Craig Gordon his only permanent signings.

In January, Dundee United duo Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven arrived, and their presence is vital given that it's likely that none of those loan signings are at the club next season.

The expected departures of Denayer and Guidetti will leave Deila needing to bring in a centre back and a striker, though the Norwegian will certainly be looking to upgrade other areas of his team.

Speaking at today's press conference, Deila said that he wants to keep the majority of his squad in tact, but is also keen to add 'new qualities' to his side, citing that bringing in new faces is 'important' to help the club progress, and said that he, chief executive Peter Lawwell and majority shareholder Dermot Desmond are all singing from the same hymn sheet.

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