Celtic already travelling to negotiate with two players bodes well for January

By John McGinley

December 24, 2019

Celtic aren’t wasting any time in getting potential deals done during the January transfer window if the goings-on of the last week are anything to go by.

It seems that representatives of the club have travelled to London and Vienna recently to take part in negotiations for two players – Fabricio Bruno and Andraz Sporar.

The first word of that came over the weekend when Brazilian club Cruzeiro made it clear in an official statement we had met with agents of the defender in London about a potential move.

Then, yesterday, Slovakian outlet Sport24 reported that a meeting was to take place in Austria regarding a deal for red hot striker Sporar.

This was confirmed by Neil Lennon in his press conference earlier today (BBC Scotland).

Not the only targets

Rather excitingly, Lennon also said in his pre-match press conference that Sporar was just one of a number of players they are looking at currently.

He told reporters that Nick Hammond is leading the charge when it comes to recruitment, with Lennon then signing off on potential options.

The club certainly appears to be very prepared when it comes to transfers this time around. It’s not often we hear of the club jetting around Europe to take part in negotiations well in advance of a window actually opening.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Paul Ursachi/MB Media/Getty Images)

It suggests not only that new signings are on their way, but that Lennon would prefer them arriving in the early part of the month, perhaps even including them in his Dubai training camp.

If it all comes together, it should set us up very nicely indeed for the second half of the season.

Celtic are absolutely motoring on the pitch right now. If staff can prove to be as competent off of it, there could be no stopping us in achieving our ambitions under Lennon.