Apart from that, the Hoops seemed to struggle in the transfer market, focusing on loan moves. However, things seem to be different this summer.
Board are backing the manager
The Hoops board seem to be going out of their way to back Neil Lennon in his moves in the transfer market. The Hoops agreed a fee of over £3 million with Motherwell for David Turnbull, before the deal collapsed due to injury.
Christopher Jullien of Toulouse has signed for the club in a deal reportedly worth around £7 million. That means that so far this summer the Hoops have been willing to spend over £10 million on players.
More players could come in
That is more than the club spent in the entirety of last summer. You would have to think that more players will be coming in. A left-back and right-back are needed, and potentially a midfield replacement for Turnbull.
The Celtic board didn’t have the best transfer windows last summer. However, this summer they seem determined to make up for that.
Hopefully the players that come in are good enough to take the Hoops to nine in a row. That is what the board and Neil Lennon will be counting on, as the Hoops look set to keep splashing the cash.