Celtic are looking for “at least two more” signings after the move for defender Nat Phillips and the widely reported quest to land midfielder Paulo Bernardo.
Phillips has officially been announced as a Celtic player, joining on a loan move until January. Meanwhile, Benfica midfielder Bernardo is also reportedly on his way to Glasgow to finalise his own switch.
The Scottish Sun reckon that even after Phillips’ and Bernardo’s transfers, Brendan Rodgers is on the hunt for another pair of arrivals on deadline day at a minimum.
Celtic have already added Luis Palma to the squad this week. He became the club’s seventh signing of the summer window so far and it seems the total list of arrivals could stretch beyond ten.
That’d be a significant boost to the manager’s squad ahead of what could be a competitive UEFA Champions League group up against Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid.
While a stiff challenge regardless, two or three more signings could be a difference-maker when it comes to providing the quality and depth needed to take on these teams, alongside our domestic ambitions.
This is going to be a significant 24-hour period for the club as they look to turn a corner on growing unease and debate around how the summer has gone in the first few months of Rodgers’ return.
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A strong end to the window, coupled with a positive result at Ibrox this weekend will quickly change the entire mood around the club. Staff need to do their bit to support the coaching and playing efforts on Sunday.
Fans are expectant and Celtic have some strong resources. It’s time to show that. Otherwise, serious questions will be asked about whether or not the principal leaders at the club have failed to build on a position of real strength.