Celtic are reportedly set to trim their squad in the summer transfer window, with a limited number of players coming in.
Celtic are expected to be active in the upcoming transfer window, but Deila has seemingly identified a clear direction that he wants to take the side.
The Norwegian boss is said to be hoping to trim his squad, with a quality over quantity approach set to be taken at Parkhead this summer.
Deila wants to add some players who can immediately enhance the quality of his senior squad, but he is determined not to put obstacles in front of his younger players.
It is suggested that Deila feels there is a lot of talent coming through at Celtic and by adding too many experienced players to their squad he could block their progress.
As a result, it is expected that Celtic will be more focused on offloading players rather than bringing them in, as they look to move some of their fringe stars on.
Deila has already shown his faith in youth while at Parkhead - handing first-team opportunities to Liam Henderson, Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney - and this may be further indication of his trust in the club's academy system.