Celtic are currently ‘in talks’ to land three players during the January transfer window, according to The Scottish Daily Mail (10/01 print edition, page 93).
Journalist Stephen McGowan, who is reporting from the Dubai where the club are currently taking part in warm winter training, reckons that the club are discussing the potential signatures of striker Patryk Klimala of Jagiellonia Białystok, midfielder Ismaila Soro of Bnei Yehuda and defender Moussa Sissako of Paris Saint-Germain.
All three are names that have come up over the last few weeks as potential targets, but with the suggestion that the club are actively in talks to sign them comes a bit more serious expectation about their arrival.
The trio are all young, aged 21 or under, which in a way goes against some of the comments made by Neil Lennon recently.
As we discussed earlier, he’s made it clear he’s looking for some experienced heads during this transfer window.
However, McGowan writes that the manager is looking for a couple of new additions beyond the three players mentioned.
Are the club about to make a serious investment?
It’s fair to say it’s been a rather slow January window so far but it does feel like the club are paving the way for more investment.
We’ve already managed to high-earner Scott Sinclair off the books permanently, while also accepting a bid from Inter Miami for winger Lewis Morgan.
If he leaves too it clears the deck a bit for others to come in and compete for first-team places. It’s clear from reported targets so far that Lennon is looking to strengthen a variety of positions right through the spine of the team.
It’s unlikely to come cheap, nothing does in January these days, but if we’re serious about putting Rangers to bed for yet another season then it’s a worthwhile investment.
Lennon has talked up the efforts that Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond is going to right now to succeed this January. Hopefully, we hear much more about incoming players over the coming days.