Speaking to the Evening Times, Ronny Deila has claimed that his team is already strong enough to be successful, hinting that signing players in January is not a priority for Celtic.
Deila said: “Ideally we would be able to go and get what we want but it does not always work like that. What we do believe is that right now this squad is strong and it is good enough for us to build a successful side.”
Celtic are currently atop the Scottish Premiership table, with a game in hand over their nearest rivals Aberdeen, and Deila believes his current team is already good enough for success.
He has admitted that he wants to be able to do what he wants in the transfer window, but he is aware that that is not always possible, and the Norwegian boss sounds more than confident that his side is already good enough.
Considering they have been playing poorly but still sit atop the division, it is certainly an understandable approach to the transfer window, but the comments will frustrate Celtic fans.
They are aware that their side might be good enough for Scottish football, but they are far off their previous strength, and are struggling in the Europa League - let alone the Champions League.
The Bhoys need to bring in players to ensure they do not continue to drop off their European rivals, but it is more likely that Celtic will have a slow transfer window this month.