Chris Sutton wants to see more transfer business at Celtic Park

By John Reid

September 5, 2020

Celtic legend Chris Sutton has called for the Hoops’ signing spree to continue, despite the recent arrivals of David Turnbull and Shane Duffy, the Daily Record reports.

Turnbull and Duffy were signed in the aftermath of the Hoops’ Champions League exit to Ferencvaros, and Sutton doesn’t want to see the transfers stop now.

He has identified three areas where the Hoops need to make signings: back-up goalkeeper, left-back and up-front.

“Fraser Forster and Craig Gordon are both missing
 from last term and only Barkas signed. They need another back-up keeper” Sutton began, writing in his Daily Record column.

“They need another”

“(Greg Taylor is) a good player, but we don’t know yet if he’s the real deal and there’s also no back-up. So they need another left-back. Leigh Griffiths’ indiscipline has shown he cannot be
 trusted, so they need
 another striker as back-up” Sutton concluded.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (Photo by Steve Welsh/Pool via Getty Images)

Those are certainly some explosive words from the former Celtic striker. He has never been afraid to speak from the heart, and that is certainly the case here.

One Sutton demand might not happen

However, will Sutton’s transfer demands be answered before the window closes at the start of next month? You have to think that a back-up goalkeeper and a left-back will be on the agenda.

Of those positions, left-back is probably the more important. As Sutton says, Celtic need a player to challenge Greg Taylor. No doubt Neil Lennon and Nick Hammond will be working hard looking for a left-back.

Celtic defender Greg Taylor in action against PSG / (Photo by Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

As for the striking position, that might be a different story. Unless a striker leaves the club, there is no need for Celtic to add another attacking player to the club’s books.

That situation might change over the next few weeks. However, Neil Lennon likely won’t have strikers at the top of his signing list for the moment. Celtic do need to make some more additions to the squad though, and Sutton is correct to highlight his concerns.

In other news, a Nir Bitton performance will give Neil Lennon plenty to think about.