Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish feels the club would be making a massive mistake if it signs players ‘for the sake of it’ in the wake of last week’s Champions League exit, The Sunday Post report.
With just a couple of weeks left until the transfer window closes, there’s a real urgency for the Hoops to strengthen in a few key positions.
Recruitment has been slow this summer. Some have argued it was a contributory factor in our defeat to CFR Cluj last Tuesday.
Dalglish though has defended Chief Executive Peter Lawwell, feeling he’ll have been doing his best to bring players in.
As quoted by The Sunday Post, he said: “Nobody should ever think that any club chief executive just sits around all day, and isn’t trying to improve things on an hourly basis.
“Believe it or not, sometimes you just can’t spend the money you have available. And it would be foolish to buy players just for the sake of it. That’s a guaranteed recipe for disaster.
“The transfer window in Scotland is open until September 2, and I’m sure there will be more quality additions made to the Hoops squad.”
Have Celtic conducted themselves well this summer?
Missing out on the Champions League group stage suggests Celtic made a grave error.
Lawwell and the rest of the recruitment team at Celtic Park clearly did not equip the squad with enough talent.
Celtic were seeds in the qualifying process and our resources outstripped the unseeded sides’ greatly.
There’s no excuse really for what happened despite Dalglish’s hand waving away of the issues.
Obviously no-one wants the Hoops to recruit players for the sake of it. Our scouting should be good enough to secure talent within our budget.
Having lost a multitude of big players over the last three transfer windows, we need to be far smarter.
The club now have it all to prove before the end of September 2nd.