Neil Lennon gives detail on how Celtic's January transfer window might go
Celtic manager Neil Lennon is looking to add at least two players to his first-team squad during the upcoming transfer window, also admitting that others are set to leave, The Scottish Sun report.
There’s not long left at all until Celtic say goodbye to 2019 and look to recharge their fitness levels with a training trip to Dubai.
Before that there are still two massive Scottish Premiership fixtures to consider, with the club also apparently hard at work in their efforts to bolster Lennon’s team in the transfer market.
The Celtic Park boss has now laid out exactly what to expect in terms of players incoming.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun this week, he said: “I’d see a minimum of two — and no more than four — coming in and we’re working away on that. But it’s difficult to do deals in January and get the right quality. We look at players and say ‘Yeah, he’s a good player, but not for now’.
“If you can do the business in January and get in ones you think can help you, then you can benefit in the summer.
“I’d think there will be some who’ll move out as well, though it’ll depend on the circumstances. You have a number in your head and then sometimes it’s more, sometimes it’s less. The squad needs a bit of streamlining to keep the main core together as we go along.”
Club deserve patience
Transfer windows can be an anxious time for supporters who just want to see the club reach its full potential.
However, given the success of the summer window, in which Nick Hammond and Lennon delivered quality in multiple positions, they deserve a bit of patience this time around.
As Lennon lays out above, it’s not the easiest month to recruit in and he’ll be as eager as anyone to get bodies in the door for a big second half of the season.
Some of the criticism during the summer reached fever pitch and it all added to a rather negative atmosphere around the club, which persisted through the Cluj disaster and didn’t really lift until we beat Rangers at Ibrox.
Hopefully, this time around there’s a bit more unity. I personally have faith there’ll be a couple of quality players in the door.