When Neil Lennon formally takes over as Celtic manager, he will want to get some signings done as quickly as possible.

With the Champions League qualifiers starting in July, there is no time to waste for the Hoops. One area of the side which the Hoops might like to strengthen is the centre of defence.

Jozo Simunovic and Kristoffer Ajer seem to have secured the positions at the moment. However, both players have suffered from injury problems in the past year.

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Can win place in team

Therefore, the Hoops should look to sign a player that can challenge that duo or even replace them in the side. A player that Lennon should be looking at is John Souttar of Hearts.

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Souttar was excellent for the Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup Final. He stood up to a barrage of Celtic attacks. He wasn’t at fault of either of the goals the Hoops scored on the day.

Lennon well-aware of his qualities

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Lennon will be well-aware of how good a player that Souttar can be when he is on his game.

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As for how much the player would cost, the Evening Times claimed last month that they Tynecastle side ‘could demand around £2 million’ for the player.

If that is the case that sounds like a bargain. Lennon should move quickly to secure the player as one of his first signings as permanent Celtic boss.

 

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