Radio Scotland has given Steven Naismith a platform to completely contradict Neil Lennon.
During his media conference to preview tonight’s match with Sarajevo the Celtic boss was specifically asked if the outcome of the game would impact on the remainder of the transfer window.
Lennon was emphatic that it wouldn’t, that the club would be holding on to its players despite clear interest in Odsonne Edouard and Kris Ajer.
Covering the conference, the BBC report:
The club are quite strong on that we want to keep all our assets and that will be the case regardless of the result.
For whatever reason Naismith apparently knows differently, predicting that a defeat in Bosnia will lead to the departure of some Celtic players.
Listening in to BBC Scotland’s Sportsound last night, the Daily Record reports:
They’ve been signed with a view point of come, develop and move them on eventually. If Celtic don’t qualify then there will be one or two players out of the door.
The club have shown that in the past when they’ve not made the Champions League they’ve sold players.
With the game tomorrow night, Edouard hasn’t been firing on all cylinders recently, the injury at the weekend to Ajer, Ajeti’s out, Forrest out. Edouard will play, but he’s not been firing on all cylinders.
So far in the transfer window Celtic have spent £13m to sign Albian Ajeti, Vasilis Barkas and David Turnbull with loan fees required to bring in Shane Duffy and Moi Elyounoussi.
Lennon is on record saying that he is looking to add one more player but that isn’t dependent on anyone being sold.
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