Celtic will be looking to sign two or three players during the summer transfer window, as well as hold on to all of the best talents currently in the squad, assistant manager John Kennedy has told The Daily Record.
In such uncertain times, nobody really knows what the market will look like over the next few months but with Celtic going for an unprecedented tenth Scottish league title in a row, the club will need to be as savvy as ever.
Neil Lennon already has an excellent team and wider squad at his disposal but with fresh blood always welcome it seems that new players will indeed be on their way to Celtic Park.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Kennedy explained: “We’ll probably look at two or three signings to keep things fresh. We’ve got a strong squad and we’re really happy about that, but you’re always looking to see what can make us better.
“Recruitment is always on your mind, although of course there’s still a lot of uncertainty about football at the moment. When are transfer windows going to open and close?
“We want to keep our best players, keep the core of the group. The only thing that would change that is if we get a huge offer that demands we consider it plus a player wanting to go. But we’re not certainly looking to let our best players go. because they’ve been very important for us.”
It would appear then that the club won’t be actively looking to sell star striker Odsonne Edouard despite the player having just two years left to run on his contract.
This could be seen as the prime time to sell the Frenchman but the goal is to keep the successful core of this side together to push for yet another title.
Obviously a big-money bid could change things here and there but formal offers have been rare in years gone by, despite near-constant speculation linking our players with moves away.
Realistically, the vast majority of our most important players will still be here next season.
Celtic won’t be looking to make major decisions on the sale of our key men and that’s the stance we should be taking, even if the money generated could be more useful this year than most.