Report: Rodgers could oversee mass exodus, Ciftci and Allan could leave Celtic

Brendan Rodgers will reportedly oversee an overhaul of the Celtic squad this summer.

According to a report from The Sunday Post, new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will oversee a mass clearout this summer, with a number of players primed for the chopping block.

The Bhoys announced Rodgers, 43, as the successor to Ronny Deila on Friday afternoon, with the Northern Irishman penning a rolling one-year contract at Celtic Park.

A boyhood Celtic fan, Rodgers will be keen to hit the ground running in his new job, and that may mean that bringing in and selling a host of players.

Now, The Sunday Post report that up to seven players are primed for exits this summer, whilst defender Efe Ambrose is also attracting interest from Turkish side Fenerbahce ahead of the transfer window.

The report claims that the seven players that could leave this summer are Nadir Ciftci, Stefan Scepovic, Emilio Izaguirre, Stefan Johansen, Anthony Stokes, Kris Commons and Scott Allan, all of whom endured difficult times under predecessor Deila.

Strikers Ciftci and Scepovic were brought in for fairly big money before being quickly loaned out by Deila, and having struggled in Celtic shirts, they look unlikely to resurrect their careers, and that part goes for fellow attacker Anthony Stokes too, who is on loan at Hibernian.

Midfielder Stefan Johansen is being lined up for a move to Germany, whilst Izaguirre looks set for a move to Major League Soccer having been displaced by teenager Kieran Tierney this season.

Finally, Commons and Allan were used sparingly by Deila this term despite fans wanting to see them play more regularly, and whilst they are both talented players, the abundance of midfielders at Rodgers' disposal means that they could seek first-team football elsewhere.

Would you keep any of those seven Celtic players?

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