Brendan Rodgers responds when asked whether Celtic need to sell before buying

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Brendan Rodgers is yet to make a signing since being appointed as Celtic manager.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted to the Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic do not have to sell before buying.

Rodgers is yet to make a signing since taking over at the Bhoys, but he insists that he has the budget to bring players in.

Celtic have already allowed three players to leave Parkhead, but Rodgers is adamant that he has not done to purely to free up some funds to make additions.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

“No,” he said when asked whether Celtic need to sell before buying. “That’s not the case. It’s just out of a way of working. I work with a small group of players but I have to respect that there are players out of contract. That process started a few weeks back and that will continue. I have a way I want to work but it takes time.”

Celtic have allowed Carlton Cole, Colin Kazim-Richards and Anthony Stokes to leave the club recently, with Rodgers starting to make amendments to his squad.

Rodgers is expected to have more money to spend at Parkhead than his predecessor Ronny Deila, with Celtic likely to be active in the summer transfer window.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

Celtic already appear to be planning to make incoming additions, with Rodgers’ confirming that the Glasgow club are in talks with two players.

Celtic have been linked with the likes of Joe Allen, Scott Sinclair, Joe Gomez and Andre Wisdom in recent times.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

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