Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has pleaded with the club to splash the cash during the summer transfer window.
Sutton was perturbed by the Hoops’ performance in the recent 2-0 loss to Rangers, and has demanded that the club take steps to make sure they are still the top team in Scotland.
“Not good enough”
“The bottom line is, squad not good enough, it needs major investment” he said, as quoted on the Football on BT Sport Twitter account.
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There is no doubt that the current Celtic side is looking jaded. They have looked exhausted for most of this season, but particularly after Neil Lennon took over from Brendan Rodgers.
However, there is no guarantee that there will be a host of new signings in the summer. Arguably the Hoops were in the same situation in the January transfer window.
Mistake cannot be repeated
That resulted in a load of loan players being brought in, none of whom have made a gigantic impact. That mistake cannot be repeated in the summer transfer window.
Of course, there is another factor when it comes to Celtic spending money in the summer. There is no indication as to who the next permanent manager will be.
Neil Lennon is still not confirmed as the next manager, despite being in temporary charge for the last three months. That could have an impact on Celtic’s signing plans.
Sutton is correct overall though. The Hoops do need to make some signings this summer to show that they are still the top team in Scotland.