Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has dropped a claim regarding Celtic‘s aims for the remainder of the current summer transfer window.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist outlined what the Hoops’ aims have been in the transfer window so far and what they may look to do before it closes.
He said: “Celtic were definitely looking for a central defensive-midfielder to add strength and depth and perhaps for that person to be a starter. I think they would also like another striker.”
In addition to securing permanent deals for the likes of Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Daizen Maeda following their loan spells at Parkhead last term, the Bhoys have also brought some new faces to the club.
The likes of Benjamin Siegrist, Alexandro Bernabei, Aaron Mooy and Moritz Jenz have all made moves to Glasgow this summer and will be preparing for their debut campaigns as Celtic players.
Despite these new faces being brought in, hearing that the club would like to potentially add a new defensive midfielder and a striker to their ranks will surely be music to the ears of many Hoops supporters.
In terms of signing a new defensive midfielder, as Joseph originally said, the fact that the Bhoys have seen the likes of Tom Rogic, Nir Bitton and Ismaila Soro leave the club in the past few weeks and months shows just why he has said the Premiership champions would like a new player for that position.
As for a new striker, while that may not be particularly crucial in order for the club to strengthen, it could still be an important area to focus upon before the transfer window closes.
Despite having the likes of Kyogo Furuhashi and Giorgos Giakoumakis – who ended the previous campaign with 25 league goals between them – in the squad, the arrival of a new striker this summer could be dependent on the immediate future of another one of Celtic’s current attacking options in Albian Ajeti.
Having started just three league games last term, it’s safe to suggest that he is behind the likes of Furuhashi and Giakoumakis in the pecking order.
Should the 25-year-old find himself leaving Celtic this summer, securing a new striker who could have a better chance of forcing his way into Ange Postecoglou’s side could be beneficial for the team.