Ange Postecoglou provides important Celtic transfer update ahead of UCL tie

By Euan Davidson

July 7, 2021

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has been typically blunt in response to questions about transfer policy.

After today’s 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, Postecoglou didn’t beat around the bush. He told a Sky Sports reporter that there was going to be “significant change” to the squad.

He also said that the club had “multiple” transfer targets to help the squad reach the heights of seasons prior.

Ange Postecoglou told Sky Sports:

“I think there’ll be a significant change, only because there’s been a pretty big turnover in players from last year. A lot have left and we need to bring in some. Whenever that happens, I think it’s significant change.

“And also they’ll play a little differently to how they did in the past. Whether it’s a rebuild or just a shift in direction, it will be significant change for sure.

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“I’m not in control of [players leaving]. All I can do is, the ones that are here right now, and training with us, I treat them as part of the family. If some leave, then they do. Hopefully at the same time we get some new ones in.”

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Postecoglou was then asked about the future of Celtic defender Kris Ajer. He responded [Sky Sports]:

“Kris [Ajer] is a first-class professional and a fantastic player. I’d like to keep them all, but again, those things are out of my control.

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“We’ve got multiple targets, and there’s a lot of names being thrown around. From my perspective it’s more about making sure we do bring in some players who can play the football that I want over the next period.

“The club’s working awfully hard to make that happen.”

On the preparedness of the squad for the Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland, Postecoglou said:

“Time will tell, all we can do is work on a daily basis and make sure we’re as prepared as we possibly can [be].”

With Celtic needing major upgrades in a number of positions, time is running out. However, if we’re to believe Ange Postecoglou – and we have no reason not to – the club are working away feverishly in the background.

Certainly, the club have a fair bit of business to do before the Champions League qualifiers. Our tie against Midtjylland is in just 13 days.

So, no pressure.

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