Celtic are looking for a host of new signings this summer.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has told the Daily Record that he wants ‘three or four’ signings at least before the summer transfer window comes to an end.
The Bhoys have already added Christopher Jullien, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo and Luca Connell, but Neil Lennon is understandably wanting to bring in more new faces.
That’s even before any potential exit for Kieran Tierney, as the left back leaving the club would give Celtic more money to spend in the transfer market, though they will understandably hope he stays.
Lennon has now opened up on Celtic’s transfer hopes, first admitting that he doesn’t know what the club will do if they get big money for Tierney.
Lennon added an exciting hint that Celtic will be very busy in the coming weeks, as he wants ‘three or four’ signings brought in – at least.
“I don’t know what they’ll do with it (the money),” said Lennon. “We will work within the structure here. Obviously it’s a huge amount of money. We have had discussions but they haven’t been about Kieran leaving and what we’re going to do with the money. We’re working away already on transfers and players we want to bring in.”
“Whether we sell Kieran or not that won’t change things. It’ll help. But we are not in the process of busting the bank. Right now we’re concentrating on these qualifiers and getting the right players in at the right price. How many more? Another three or four at least,” he added.
That should be a clear hint to Celtic fans that there will be plenty of activity in the near future, and there’s no doubting what the priority is.
Lennon needs two right backs after seeing Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa leave, whilst another centre back addition would be wise even after Jullien’s arrival.
An attacking midfielder is wanted after David Turnbull’s move sadly fell through, and another striker may yet be wanted to aid Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard, with Vakoun Issouf Bayo an unknown quantity.
With more money, Celtic may be able to go after another goalkeeper or winger, whilst even after bringing in Bolingoli, any Tierney exit may force Celtic to go for a second left back, meaning there’s plenty of work to be done.