Celtic have bought many players on permanent deals this summer. The likes of Christopher Jullien, Boli Bolingoli and Greg Taylor have all signed for the Hoops on long-term deals.

However, that has not stopped the club from exploring the season long loan deal market. The Hoops have signed three players on loan for a year, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Moritz Bauer and Fraser Forster.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has explained why the Hoops have recently explored this market.

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“Get their career up and going again”

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“We feel with some of the year-long loans that we’ve brought in there’s a hunger, get their career up and going again, and to show the qualities that they had before” Lennon said, whilst appearing on Celtic’s YouTube channel.

“There’s been a thinking behind that process in term of the individual players that we’ve brought in.”


The move to bring in loan deals makes sense when you listen to Lennon’s comments. If players can back to the standard they once had whilst playing for Celtic, that can only be a good thing.

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Players may be eager to prove a point to parent club

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It is always good to have hungry players in a squad, who are perhaps eager to prove a point to their parent club. A case in point could be Fraser Forster, who was left out of the Southampton side but is now firmly Celtic’s number one goalkeeper.

Perhaps his performances will be driven on by having the chance to show Southampton that they were wrong to drop him from the side. If that helps him play well for Celtic then all the better.

If any fans were question Celtic’s strategy of signing players on loan then Lennon’s words should ease their fears. There is a method to what the Hoops are doing. Hopefully it pays off during the season.

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