Neil Lennon says Celtic fans can expect incoming transfer sooner rather than later

By John McGinley

July 18, 2020

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed the club are in talks with two goalkeepers about a summer move to Glasgow, The Scottish Sun reports.

Lennon and his squad are currently in France preparing for another friendly against Ligue 1 opposition on Saturday night.

The Scottish Premiership kick-off is just a couple of weeks away and the manager will hopefully be using that time to bolster his options in a number of positions.

Goalkeeping is a real priority after the exit of Fraser Forster, with just Scott Bain available as a senior option at the moment.

Excellent then that things seem to be progressing on that front, even if Lennon has all but given up on Forster making a return.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Celtic boss said: “We’re talking to representatives of a couple of goalkeepers so hopefully we’ll have good news sooner rather than later on that.

“We’re disappointed with the Fraser issue. It’s kind of bizarre the way it’s panned out.

“The impression we got was that he wanted to stay at Southampton and fight for his place, which is the player’s prerogative. But we had been led to believe something else.”

Who could be arriving then?

Well, it’s Joe Hart and David Marshall who have been most consistently linked with Celtic this summer.

They would undoubtedly bring experience though there are questions marks surrounding both when it comes to replacing what Forster offered last season.

Whoever is coming in, Lennon appears confident we will do the deal soon.

The only bit of incoming business Celtic have managed so far this summer was the completion of another season-long loan deal for Mohamed Elyounoussi.

That was more than welcome but the club really need to get a move on with the strengthening of other areas.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As well as a goalkeeper, the Scottish champions could do with a central defender to compete with Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer.

With other options in attack always welcome too, particularly on the flanks, there’s still a bit of work to do before the Premiership gets underway in August.

In other news, Chris Sutton reckons Neil Lennon is about to put his trust in striker Patryk Klimala.