Deila responds when asked about Celtic's transfer plans ahead of deadline day

Ronny Deila is willing to wait until summer to make more signings.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told Celtic TV that he may wait until summer to bring in new signings, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The Bhoys have made just one signing during the transfer window so far, with Danish international centre back Erik Sviatchenko arriving from Midtyjlland earlier in the month.

Some fans want to see some more new arrivals brought in, with a new striker on the wishlist of many fans, along with another central midfielder.

Celtic currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership table, but their lead over second placed Aberdeen is just six points, and many supporters believe that new signings are the way to guarantee that Celtic end the season as champions for the fifth season in a row.

Now, manager Ronny Deila has been asked about the possibility of new signings before Monday's transfer deadline - but his answer may not delight Bhoys fans.

Deila, as quoted by the Daily Mail, told Celtic TV that he is more than happy to wait until summer to land signings, because he'd rather wait than rush into signing players who aren't right for Celtic.

The Norwegian noted that it takes some players time to adjust to life as a Celtic player, and that he is being patient with some of his current players as he looks to develop them rather than bring in new signings.

"Maybe, we’ll see," said Deila. "But it’s so hard to know right now, but we’re working hard to find the right players and also see if it’s possible to do it. If everything clicks we’ll bring more players, if not we wait until the summer. It’s important that people see that it takes time, if you buy players from big clubs who have already achieved something in their careers you can put more pressure on them. If you sign players who are young or who have played for smaller clubs it takes time for them to adapt to playing for Celtic."

"We are seeing that in some of the squad now and if you are patient with them and get them to reflect on the situation they are in, then they come back again. Now we are seeing good performances from players who are still young and have a long way to go in their careers. That’s one of the most exciting things as a coach, working with players who have big potential and getting them to show that on the pitch," he added.

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