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Neil Lennon’s incredible transfer u-turn

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Six months after being happy with Celtic’s January transfer window is singing a different tune.

Before the turn of the year most anticipated that a huge turnover of players was required, not the sort of overhaul that can be achieved in one window.

Diego Laxalt, Shane Duffy and Moi Elyounoussi were covering up the cracks in a squad, from July 2018 recruitment had taken a downturn with Chris Jullien the only signing to have made any impact.

Jeremy Frimpong could have been added to that category but the club was busy preparing to sell him to Bayer with and also exiting.

The club has a policy for selling players all right- Cameron Harper, Patryk Klimala, Jack Hendry, and Marian Shved have all been sold this year.

Incredibly, in terms of replacement Ange Postecoglou was only given Liel Abada to play against Midtjylland in a Champions League qualifier.

Discussing the state that Celtic are in on BBC 5 Live, The Sun reports Lennon saying:

And I think over the next three or four weeks there will be business done that improves the squad. Because it definitely needs improving, there’s no question. We all know that.

It’ll take another four or five weeks before that Celtic squad is settled and ready for the campaign ahead.

To hit the ground running can be an unrealistic expectation at times. The guy needs a bit of support and I think he’ll come good.

In January Lennon seemed content with his transfer dealings despite only bringing in JonJoe Kenny from and missing out on Preston defender Ben Davies.

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