Brendan Rodgers expects to add to Celtic squad before February

By daniel.cole

January 18, 2019

Brendan Rodgers has said he expects to add to his Celtic squad before the end of the January transfer window.

The Hoops boss also expects some players to leave to make way for any new additions.

Celtic have already added three players so far, but as of yet are still to offload anyone.

Scott Allan has signed a pre-contract with Hibernian, however he could still leave this window.

Rodgers expects to add quality to his treble-treble chasing team. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rodgers expects to add to his side, badly in need of reinforcements. They stumbled their way through the last month of the year.

To be ready to challenge on four fronts this winter, they must bring in quality to help those already there.

Rodgers knows this and said he’s hopeful of movement either way in the window.

“There will be movement both ways,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

“Hopefully we can do more business too.

“There will also be players that go out to find game time.”

Allan will be returning to Hibs in the summer. (photo by Peter Fitzpatrick/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It is expected that Allan will be the first of a long list of names to leave the club this summer.

Some may go on loan or on permanent transfers, but Celtic need to trim down their squad.

By February, it is hoped Rodgers will have a squad filled with quality rather than quantity.

Celtic have still to address their defensive issues, and with time running out, they may start to get desperate in the market.

Rodgers has preferred to trade in the loan market so far this year. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leave it a-loan, Celtic

Loan moves can be beneficial to football clubs. Celtic have had their fair share of successes from this market.

Craig Bellamy and Robbie Keane spring to mind immediately. Patrick Roberts is probably the most recent success from the loan market.

Celtic have already signed two players on loan this window in Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke. Celtic need a permanent solution to their defensive worries.

Although the first objective should be to secure the league title, Celtic must keep an eye on the future too.