Neil Lennon is looking to bring in two to four players during the January transfer window.
Business kicks off in ten days time with a new striker at the top of the wish list of almost every Celtic supporter.
In the January 2019 transfer window Celtic raced into the transfer market with Oliver Burke and Timo Weah coming in on loan with Vakoun Bayo and Marian Shved brought in for fees believed to be around £2m each.
Andrew Gutman and Manny Perez have been even further from the first team picture but Lennon has very definite ideas on bringing in players ready to make a lasting impact.
Lennon told The Sun:
I’d see a minimum of two — and no more than four — coming in and we’re working away on that but it’s difficult to do deals in January and get the right quality. We look at players and say ‘Yeah, he’s a good player, but not for now’.
If you can do the business in January and get in ones you think can help you, then you can benefit in the summer. There’s a freshness about the squad at the moment with the players we’ve brought in. They’re good personalities who’ve helped make us better.
I’d think there will be some who’ll move out as well, though it’ll depend on the circumstances. You have a number in your head and then sometimes it’s more, sometimes it’s less. The squad needs a bit of streamlining to keep the main core together as we go along.
In Lennon’s last January window during his first spell in charge, 2014, he brought in Stefan Johansen and Leigh Griffiths with Ronny Deila getting the benefit of both deals.
In terms of players leaving Bayo and Shved are likely to be available to go out on loan while Eboue Koussi has yet to make the bench this season since recovering from cruciate ligament surgery.