Neil Lennon is slowly but surely building his squad for the incredible feat of clinching the 10th Scottish Premier League title in a row for Celtic. Of course, such a historic achievement can hardly be done without a worthy team.
But the Hoops are very much working on getting everything all set for another successful campaign. The 2020/21 season is already underway and the early signs are positive for the Bhoys.
However, apart from obviously reinforcing their squad for the present, they need to think about the future as well. According to a recent report from the Daily Record, Celtic have urged Charlton Athletic to name their price for Alfie Doughty.
The 20-year-old wideman has been dubbed as one for the future and Lennon seems to believe there’s a lot of potential in the kid. For that reason, he is on their radar and they are willing to meet the former Championship side’s demands.
Still, the problem is that the Addicks are currently struggling a lot with the on-going takeover and ownership talks. Not to mention that their relegation to League One won’t help either.
Doughty has been a regular performer throughout last campaign and Celtic have been scouting him. Now, as it seems, they are ready to pounce and are therefore urging the selling club to name their price.
As of right now, we still don’t know how expensive the kid might be but if the early signs are any indication, money shouldn’t be a problem for the Hoops.
Snatching up bright young talents is always a good idea. And Doughty seems like a future star that could go all the way. Of course, if he is to move to Scotland, there’s no better place to be at than Celtic.
With Charlton struggling and getting relegated, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Lennon indeed got his man sooner rather than later.