Chris Sutton critical of Ronny Deila’s transfer business

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Ronny Deila has built a very lopsided Celtic squad.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Chris Sutton has explained his criticism of Ronny Deila’s transfer business, having seen the Celtic head coach build an extremely unbalanced squad.

Sutton said: “Ronny has amassed a squad with about 10 attacking midfielders yet all but three are natural in the No.10 position. How bad is that planning? Kris Commons, Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Stefan Johansen, Stuart Armstrong, Scott Allan and Ryan Christie all want to play centrally.”

Deila has built a first-team squad that relies on two central midfielders and three attacking midfielders, but the head coach has spent far too much on bring in new number 10s.

There is only one number 10 position, but seven players in his squad all want to play in that position, and are less effective in a wing position.

Kristoffer Ajer is also arriving this summer, and he too will want to play in a central role, meaning even further bloating of the squad.

Gary Mackay-Steven, Patrick Roberts and James Forrest all want to play on the wing, but Forrest wants to leave this summer, meaning Deila will have eight players vying for the number 10 position, and only two players able to play in the two wing positions.

Sutton believes this has been exceptionally bad planning by Deila, who has been in full control of transfers for four windows since arriving at Parkhead.

There could be some major transfer business at Parkhead this summer, but it is expected that there will be many more outgoings than incomings.

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