Neil Lennon wants to bring in four new faces before the transfer window closes.
So far the hoops boss has snapped up Christopher Jullien, Luca Connell and Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo while Mikael Lustig, Emilio Izaguirre, Cristian Gamboa, Dedryck Boyata, Scott Allan, Dorus de Vries and Marvin Compper have left the club.
Transfer talk involving Arsenal’s interest in Kieran Tierney has dominated the headlines throughout the summer but whether the defender stays or not Lennon wants to bring fresh quality straight into his side.
The Daily Record reports:
I don’t know what they’ll do with it (the money). 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.
Lennon has gone on record stating that he wants to bring in two right-backs with another central defender and a striker likely to be his transfer priorities.
In midfield and in terms of wingers Celtic have plenty of options with Tierney, Tom Rogic and Olivier Ntcham still to be involved this season.
Tonight Lennon will concentrate fully on the pitch as he looks to finish off FK Sarajevo to take Celtic into the second qualifying round of the Champions League where they will face Nomme Kalju who knocked out Shkendija yesterday on away goals.
The third round draw will take place on Friday morning, two players signed by 11pm on Tuesday will be eligible to play against Nomme Kalju, assuming Celtic complete the job against Sarajevo.
Showing lots of promise but with no Reserve League or equivalent it’s unclear what level of football he will be playing this season.https://t.co/SJPXTWMaKL
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) July 17, 2019