Celtic boss Neil Lennon had made some remarks about the January transfer window which should be encouraging to the Hoops support.
Speaking in the aftermath of Celtic’s 2-1 Europa League win over Lazio, which clinched progression to the last 32 of the Europa League, Lennon has revealed that he is hoping to strengthen the side with some new signings in the January transfer window, who could well feature in the last 32 of the Europa League in the new year.
“We’ll look to strengthen”
“It’s a long way off, it’s after the January window, and we’ll look to strengthen again” Lennon said, as quoted by the Celtic Twitter account, when discussing the last 32 of the Europa League.
Fans will be most interested in Lennon’s comments about the potential of new signings coming to the club in January.
This current Celtic team is playing very well at the moment. However, there is no guarantee that will happen every week. Any potential new signing could also lift the club if the team aren’t playing well. There is also the problem of injuries. That problem can be solved to an extent with new arrivals in January.
Number one priority has to be a striker
As for the positions that Lennon will be looking to add players to, the number one priority has to be another striker. Odsonne Edouard is currently the only fit striker at the club. Should he get injured, it would be a real problem for the Hoops.
Leigh Griffiths is on his way back from injury, but that should not stop the Hoops from looking to sign another striker in January.
Perhaps another central midfielder would be an option. One that could provide competition to the likes of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham.
No matter who signs, it can only be a good thing that Neil Lennon is planning to improve the Celtic squad in January. A few more signings could help the Hoops go a long way in the Europa League.