Are there signs suggesting Celtic are planning for a huge 2019 squad overhaul?

Head coach Brendan Rodgers of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on October 4, 2018 in Salzburg,...

Celtic have a host of players who could be leaving in 2019.

Head coach Brendan Rodgers of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on October 4, 2018 in Salzburg,...

Celtic may have won two successive trebles under Brendan Rodgers, but the signs are there that change is coming at Parkhead in 2019.

The Bhoys endured a disappointing summer transfer window, failing to bring in some of the players Rodgers wanted whilst also selling Moussa Dembele.

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Even putting the rumours of a potential exit for Rodgers to one side, Celtic look set to undergo huge changes in 2019, most likely in the summer.

 

Scott Brown is expected to stay, but every other out of contract could realistically be let go either through age or being completely out of favour.

Right backs Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa may be let go in favour of younger options, whilst goalkeeper Dorus de Vries is almost certain to be let go.

Scott Allan and Ryan Christie are completely in the cold under Rodgers, Dedryck Boyata looks set to pursue a big move elsewhere, and Emilio Izaguirre is also set to be a free agent next summer.

Mikael Lustig of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Add in that loanee Filip Benkovic is heading back to Leicester and Daniel Arzani may head back to Manchester City if he doesn't start picking up playing time under Rodgers, and it could be a huge rebuild on the cards for Rodgers.

With news of contract talks thin on the ground, it looks like seven players will be heading out for free and at least another one at the end of his loan deal, leaving Rodgers to rebuild his squad with a raft of new signings, with two right backs and two centre backs potentially heading out as things stand.

Ryan Christie of Celtic arrives for the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Play Off between Celtic and Suduva at Celtic Park Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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