The Ange Postecoglou transfer plan that could push Celtic squad to a new level

By Lewis Laird

June 24, 2022

Looking back 12 months, it has been incredible to see the turnaround within this Celtic squad led by Ange Postecoglou.

The Hoops boss had a busy summer last year, bringing in 12 new recruits whilst taking the Bhoys through a much-needed rebuild.

Postecoglou’s new-look squad took some time to gel. But at the end of the season, they came away successful, lifting a league and cup double.

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The summer of 2022 certainly won’t be as busy for the 56-year-old. However, some would argue he has almost as big a job, taking this squad into phase two of the Ange Postecoglou era.

Not only do the Hoops have the league and two cups to contend for next season, but also Champions League group stage football for the first time since 2017.

With that in mind, Postecoglou will be extremely keen to try and take this Celtic squad to another level.

And the former Socceroos boss is well on track to doing just that with his early summer additions.

So far, supporters have welcomed the signing of ex-Dundee United goalkeeper Ben Siegrist and returning Tottenham Hostpur loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Celtic are also believed to be extremely close to a further two additions, with reports stating that the club are on the brink of a double signing – Jota and Alexandro Bernabei.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JANUARY 29: Jota of Celtic celebrates at the final whistle during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Dundee United at Celtic Park on January 29, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Those additions have been welcomed with much praise as Postecoglou continues to add quality and depth to his squad.

The signings of Bernabei and Siegrist will see the club welcome new faces in positions that were arguably lacking some depth.

But, both those players could help push the club to a new level without even taking to the pitch.

Arguably two of Celtic’s key performers in the defensive backline were Joe Hart and Greg Taylor, and they have now been provided with a new challenge to keep their place in the starting line-up.

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If they don’t keep up their levels or improve, then they will be replaced by either of our new arrivals.

So, the Celtic duo will be pushed every single day in training, and they will want to make sure they continue to play a crucial part in the potential success of next season.

Postecoglou’s business in the transfer window won’t be done either, and he is likely to add even more quality to the squad.

The next few weeks should leave Celtic fans buzzing for what is to come!

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