The importance of Celtic's January transfer plans could have become more significant
Celtic’s January transfer business looks all set to get underway in the next few weeks after several comments from Ange Postecoglou.
Recent reports have suggested that the Hoops could be after a new right-back and striker, as well as signing Japanese central defender Yuki Kobayashi.
It is certainly going to be an exciting few weeks ahead as the Celtic recruitment staff eye up another quick start to the January transfer window.
At this stage last winter, the Bhoys would have been looking to conduct their transfer plans early in the window in order to help cut the deficit at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
However, in 2023, it will be the exact opposite as Ange Postecoglou and Celtic look to stretch away from our Glasgow rivals by being quick and smart in the January window.
Recent developments could make January window more significant as Celtic looks to stretch away from Ibrox side.
The January transfer window was always bound to be an important one, not only for our improvements this season but also next.
However, that importance might have just increased after the recent news that Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been sacked from his role at Ibrox.
After letting their manager go, the World Cup break is going to be an extremely busy period for Rangers as they eye up a replacement for the Dutchman.
On the other hand, for Celtic, it can be more of a relaxed winter with January transfer plans already in place, and we will look to continue improving during our up-and-coming trip to Portugal.
Despite the more relaxed nature in terms of pressure for the Hoops in the coming weeks, that certainly won’t be the attitude Ange Postecoglou is taking.
The Celtic manager will be keen to see advancements on his transfer plans by bringing new additions in as soon as possible.
This will allow the club to continue improving whilst our nearest rivals attempt to recover from their own issues and recreate a similar rebuild to the Hoops, on an off the pitch.
The recent talk of Celtic already being prepared for the January window has been a huge boost to the Parkhead faithful, who have been left delighted by that news.
And the sacking of van Bronckhorst has further showcased why it was so important to plan ahead in advance and be ready to take advantage of any of our rivals’ struggles.
Now, we find ourselves in a real position of strength, which Ange Postecoglou will be looking to build upon over the next few weeks by adding more quality to his squad.
The Hoops have a fantastic opportunity to build upon the success of last season and begin stretching the gap between us and our Glasgow rivals once again.