Ronny Deila outlines Celtic’s January transfer plans

Ronny Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that he wants to sign a defender in the January transfer window.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told The Scottish Sun that he plans to make signings in the January transfer window.

The Norwegian has stated that he hopes to make defensive reinforcements, but he has admitted that he cannot afford to spend too much on transfer fee.

"We're looking at defenders as well but it can't be any big transfer fees as we need to use it on players we can develop and get value in,” Deila told The Scottish Sun. "That's why we use it on a younger player. It's about balance.”

Celtic’s defensive struggles

Celtic have struggled defensively in Europe so far this season, and they were once again exposed at the back on Thursday evening.

The Scottish Premiership giants went down 2-1 at home to Molde in the Europa League Group A.

The Bhoys’ defeat at Celtic Park has decimated their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Celtic will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Ross County away from home in the Scottish Premiership.

Deila’s side are at the top of the league table at the moment with 32 points from 13 matches, six points above second-place Hearts.

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