John Collins gives an insight into Celtic's summer transfer plans

The Celtic man has been speaking about the club's plans this summer.

Celtic’s assistant manager John Collins has been speaking to the club’s official website about how the Bhoys are likely to go about their summer transfer business.

Ronny Deila’s side enjoyed a wonderful recent campaign, securing a Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership double. But the trick now is to not only replicate that success but also build on it, meaning new signings are imperative.

The problem is Celtic cannot compete financially with some other sides in Europe, leaving the Bhoys to look far and wide for potential bargains that other clubs have missed.

“The most important thing is to be patient and get the right players,” Collins told

“Everyone knows now that for top players, certainly with the money in England, France, Spain and Germany, we can’t compete when it comes to bringing in players so we have to take our time and try to get the ones that nobody else has spotted.”

That is a risky proposition, but it could also lead to some unpolished gems arriving at Celtic Park in due course.

Deila has already proved to be astute when it comes to the loan market and he and Collins will have been working hard behind the scenes for months now in an attempt to permanently strengthen effectively when the time is right.

With qualification for the group stage of the Champions League a necessity this summer, it will be interesting to see who Celtic manage to sign in the weeks ahead and who may wait to see just what next season has in store for Deila and his men before putting pen to paper.

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