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Celtic's John Kennedy plays down idea of extensive transfers at Parkhead

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Celtic coach John Kennedy has suggested that the club won't be doing a great deal of transfer business this summer.

Celtic coach John Kennedy has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s not expecting too many more signings at Parkhead this summer.

The Bhoys have already made a good addition to their squad in the form of Dedryck Boyata and Kennedy feels that manager Ronny Deila has a strong framework in place, which he can base the rest of the team around.

“If I’m being honest I don’t think we need too much. I think we’ve got a very good squad of players. I think making five and six changes every transfer window only destabilises things,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“If one or two became available who are going to improve the squad and give us a better standard of player then we would look at that.”

Where could Celtic use new players?

Deila has predominantly got all of his angles covered and it’s more a case of who he’ll target to bring in as replacements.

The expiration of John Guidetti’s loan deal means that the boss needs to try and sign some attacking cover and he may also need to bring in another centre back if Virgil van Dijk decides to move away from the club.

There are good options in other areas and it looks likely to be a case of Deila targeting cover in key areas rather than marquee signings.

No need to panic

The one thing Ronny Deila doesn’t need to do in the transfer market is press the panic button.

The players may be back in pre-season training ahead of the Champions League qualifiers and the return of the domestic action next month, but the transfer window doesn’t officially open until next week.

Celtic have the resources to be competitive over transfers and the time to work through any complicated long deals.

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