Date: 20th July 2020 at 11:10pm
Written by:

Neil Lennon has admitted that there are no transfer deals close to completion.

So far the Celtic boss has had to contend himself with another loan deal for Moi Elyounoussi while losing Jonny Hayes, Jozo Simunovic, Craig Gordon and Fraser Forster from last season’s squad.

With Leigh Griffiths currently unavailable and Mikey Johnston out injured there are some areas of the squad needing strengthened although midfield remains well stocked with half a dozen top team contenders.

The SPFL season starts in less than two weeks but it looks very likely that Celtic will start the campaign without any new faces in their squad.

Lennon told the Daily Record:

I‘ve had no indication from Peter that the climate has changed. It’s business as usual as far as I am concerned but I’m not close to anything. I’m spinning a few plates but there’s nothing concrete at the moment.

There are a couple of positions that we are looking to strengthen. Goalkeeper is obviously one of them and we are working on a number of options. We are working on a number of options for other positions too.

Recent events have changed almost all of the transfer variables with clubs across Europe reluctant to spend money on new wages and transfer fees.

This time last year Celtic had signed Hatem Abd Elhamed, Chris Jullien and Boli Bolingoli but due to their later arrival only Elhamed played in the Champions League defeat from Cluj.